Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2010 CWG preparation is on schedule

2010 CWG preparation is on scheduleSport and Youth Affairs Minister MS Gill on Monday reiterated that preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games is on schedule and will be complete by December next year.

"The preparation for the 2010 commonwealth games is going on in full swing and is very much on schedule. We are having meetings every month," he said.

"Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, IOA president Suresh Kalmadi and everyone related, attend the meetings every month. I also pay regular visit to the stadium and I hope it would be complete by December 2009," Gill said on the sidelines of the Asia Golf Industry Show, which started in the capital today.

"There are, at times, some bottlenecks but I see that it is taken care of. I speak to the engineers if they have any issues and clear the hurdles for them," he added.

Asked if providing cash rewards would help the golfers to take the game, Gill said, "Golf is such a sport which has a lot of money. If you play well, money will just flow.

"My priority is not golf or cricket. As a policy, my focus is more on those sports which does not involve much expense - like football, volleyball, athletics etc.," he said.