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Australian Kookaburras captain Jamie Dwyers bid for victory at the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi could come unstuck because of the non-arrival of his equipment, which is stranded in Singapore.


New Delhi, Oct.2 : Australian Kookaburras captain Jamie Dwyer's bid for victory at the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi could come unstuck because of the non-arrival of his equipment, which is stranded in Singapore.

Dwyer, who has led the Kookaburras to victory at the World Championship and Champions Trophy so far this year, was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, as saying: "It would be a massive disadvantage. I wouldn't know what to do, really. I'm the only one in the team that uses my stick. It would be a big disappointment and I would be at a disadvantage."

"It's really weird [using teammates' equipment], and something I haven't done ever because my gear has always turned up. You get used to your stick. Mine's made by Adidas, and it's got a certain weight, a certain balance point, a certain hook and a certain grip. Hopefully, my gear comes in tomorrow and I can start using that," he added.

So desperate is Dwyer to recover his equipment that he has arranged for his wife in Australia to courier back-up sticks, shoes, mouth guards and shin guards to Delhi.

In the interim, he must make do with borrowing gear from his teammates - he has trained thus far using Matthew Swann's shoes and Mark Knowles's stick.

The culprit for the missing gear was Qantas Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

Dwyer said: "It was stuffed up in Perth through Qantas. We checked in as a group, but mine and the physio's gear, for some reason, went through Singapore Airlines.

"It's stuck in Singapore, and Jet Airways have been trying to get it out the last couple of days but haven't got it out. I'm told it's on the flight tonight - fingers crossed - and if not, hopefully the gear my wife sent comes over," he added.

The anxious wait for equipment is not the only uncomfortable situation. In anticipation of the soaring temperature and humidity, Dwyer and his Kookaburras teammates boxed, cycled and completed hockey drills in a 38-degree heat chamber before their arrival in Delhi.

ANI

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