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Sep 28, 2010 at 12:03pm IST

Pak envoy to India is the newest critic of CWG

New Delhi: The latest to express reservations over the lack of proper preparations in relation to the upcoming Commonwealth Games is Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik.

Shahid Malik on Monday inspected the accommodation provided for his nation's competitors at the Commonwealth Games Village and said work was still needed to bring it up to standard.

Malik took stock of the arrangements being made for his country's athletes and also met the Organising Committee officials.

“There are many things, I can't pin-point. But authorities know about it and they have assured me that before the time our contingent arrives here, they will be able to put it in order...The arrival of players should not be affected but once players have arrived, they should be provided with facilities, comfort and security,” said Malik.

The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) is racing against time to put things in place at the Games Village after some leading athletes decided not to participate in the event and countries threatened to pull out unless authorities cleaned up the game accommodation premises.