Commonwealth Games 2018: India Probed Over Needles In Commonwealth Games Village

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg confirmed India could face sanctions

Indian athletes were facing investigations on Saturday after the discovery of syringes in their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Complete list of Indian athletes at CWG 2018 According to sources, the syringes were found by the local officials, though it was not immediately clear whether they were found during surprise checks or by the housekeeping staff. "At the 2014 Games, India even got an official warning from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for inappropriate disposal of needles by the athletes".

An official in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) confirmed to Sportskeeda that following a tip-off from a cleaner, they conducted a search in the room occupied by members of the Indian contingent where they found syringes. It's in the same building where athletes from many countries are residing.

"It's the Indian contingent's doctors who handed over the syringes to the medical commission and they disposed them off".

Head coach Bobby Crutchley said: "As a squad we have been training very hard and very well and we are very much looking forward to building on what we achieved in 2017". It's unfair that we are being doubted.

"I am particularly pleased we have been able to help two Pakistani student ambassadors travel to the Gold Coast during the Games", the high commissioner said adding, "These students - a girl and a boy selected by competition - will represent Pakistan at a cultural programme alongside students drawn from all over the Commonwealth. Fortunately, we have the best possible team in both sections and I am sure we will not disappoint you as we expect to have a good harvest of medals at Gold Coast", Sharath said. Jain also didn't disclose whether he has set up a medical room and if any athlete has visited him for treatment since the opening of the Games Village on March 25.

Australia's cricket team has been plunged into crisis over the past week in the wake of the incident in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

"The CGF medical commission responded to a report from a cleaner of the presence of needles in the athletes" accommodation, ' he said. The Games will begin on Wednesday.

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