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Britains former triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards, has expressed his fears that the athletics track for the Delhi Commonwealth Games would not be ready for Wednesdays first day of competition and added that the state of the track was beyond anything I imagined.


New Delhi, Oct 6 : Britain's former triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards, has expressed his fears that the athletics track for the Delhi Commonwealth Games would not be ready for Wednesday's first day of competition and added that the state of the track was "beyond anything I imagined".

"The straight for the 100 metres is fine, but they are re-laying a bit of the track, which was damaged during the opening ceremony. And they've had to do that a couple of times because the standard to which it's been repaired hasn't been up to scratch. Obviously, concerns about the athletes' safety are foremost," The Telegraph quoted Edwards, as saying.

"Normally, you would lay a track and perhaps leave it for two or three days to settle and to harden so this is probably unparalleled," he added.

The track and field programme is scheduled to start on Wednesday, but on Tuesday, workers struggled to repair holes that was created in the inside lane during the opening ceremony of the Games.

The Delhi Games created controversy over poor organisation, including the athletes' accommodation, which was described as 'unfit for human habitation' prior to the start of the Games.

ANI

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