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England denies CommGames pullout amid terror fears

England denies CommGames pullout amid terror fears

England insists it has no plans to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi next year, strongly dismissing a British newspaper report that the team is set to pull out due to security fears.
England general team manager Ann Hogbin said in a statement to The Associated Press that "we have not received any indication that we should not participate in the games."
The Daily Telegraph newspaper quoted an unnamed political source on its Web site late Tuesday as saying that there was "virtually no chance" England would be sending a team to India due to the terror threat in the country.
Organizers are expecting nearly 8,000 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories for the Oct. 3-14 games.


Updated : 2020-12-02 00:18 GMT+08:00