Suspended Indian Olympic Association to meet today to discuss CWG baton relay dates
NDTV has learnt that Commonwealth Games 2014 organisers (Glasgow) are unlikely to change the dates and routes as they are planned way ahead and it will be tough to reschedule things now.
With the Commonwealth Games 2014 organisers unlikely to budge from their schedule for the baton relay in India, the suspended Indian Olympic Association has called an urgent meeting today evening (around 5pm) to plan the further course of action.
The baton relay date given by the organising committee of the CWG was of October 13, which clashes with Dussehra celebrations in Delhi.
Acting president of the IOA, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, has written to the organisers asking for an alternate date if possible but there has been no reply from them as yet.
NDTV has learnt that organisers are unlikely to change the dates and routes as they are planned way ahead and it will be tough to reschedule things now.
Speaking to NDTV, senior vice-president of the suspended IOA, Tarlochan Singh was critical of the way the 2014 CWG organising committee has handled the issue.
"The organising committee from United Kingdom wanted the baton relay in India on Dussehra day. It was not possible for us to organise on that day as there are celebrations everywhere. That is their fault, they should have discussed with us," said Tarlochan on Wednesday.