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England’s hockey players among the first to arrive in New Delhi

Doubts over the Delhi Commonwealth Games began to recede as English hockey players were among the first wave of athletes to arrive in the Indian capital.
Reports say that the England men’s team, who arrived on Friday, along with the bowls team, have decamped to hotel accommodation pending the readiness of games village facilities.
But their arrival is nevertheless a huge relief for the organisers after several days of disastrous news coverage about the readiness of the athletes’ village and several high-profile teams delaying their departure for India.

Doubts over the Delhi Commonwealth Games began to recede as English hockey players were among the first wave of athletes to arrive in the Indian capital.
Reports say that the England men’s team, who arrived on Friday, along with the bowls team, have decamped to hotel accommodation pending the readiness of games village facilities.
But their arrival is nevertheless a huge relief for the organisers after several days of disastrous news coverage about the readiness of the athletes’ village and several high-profile teams delaying their departure for India.
The Commonwealth Games are due to start on Sunday,October 3.

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