Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Commonwealth website shows J-K, Gujarat in Pak

In a major blooper the website of Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) shows parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat belonging to Pakistan.

Just eight months before the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, the official website of the Federation is carrying a distorted map of India.

The website is owned and operated by the Commonwealth Games Federation.

The Delhi Games Organising Committee says that Commonwealth Games Federation will be asked to rectify the mistake.

Secretary General, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Lalit Bhanot said, “It wasn't cleared by Delhi OC. It has escaped our notice but the fact remains as soon as it came to our notice, we spoke to them and asked them where they had picked it.”

Meanwhile, the CGF Chief executive Officer Mike Hooper, “It’s an honest mistake. It's been there for 5 years. We relied on our site developers. We apologise for it and have removed it."

The Commonwealth Games have already been marred by controversies related mainly to tardy preparation of infrastructure. Usually it's the Organising Committee that is pulled up by the Games Federation for the slow preparation of infrastructure.

However, this time the tables have turned. It's the Games Federation that's in the firing line for a major blunder.

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