Monday, March 15, 2010

Bangladesh Olympic chief impressed with CWG preparations

Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) president Abdul Mubeen Monday gave the thumbs up to India's preparations for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games.

Mubeen, who is also the Bangladesh Army chief, met Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi during his visit to the its headquarters and was briefed about Delhi's preparations.

"Shera (the Games' mascot) is on the right track," Mubeen said.

"I am truly impressed. I am sure the entire gamut of preparations and arrangements shall reach a grand finale and result in a resounding success (of the Games)," Mubeen said.

Kalmadi said the Commonwealth Games will be a great learning experience not just for India but for the subcontinent as well.

"With improved sporting infrastructure, the Games will be a big boost for the development of sports in India as well as the neighbours."

Mubeen is here on a goodwill visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Gen. Deepak Kapoor.

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