6 Aug 2010

Commonwealth Games officials suspended

7:01 am on 6 August 2010

Three senior Delhi Commonwealth Games officials have been suspended over financial irregularities during last year's Queen's Baton Relay in London.

An Indian government anti-corruption agency has identified 16 projects connected with the Games where financial irregularities are suspected.

The Games organising committee had set up a panel to look into the irregularities and made the suspensions after the panel delivered its report.

And Games Treasurer Anil Khanna has just resigned after a contract dispute.

Sports Minister M.S. Gill told the Indian parliament there will be a full investigation into the committee's conduct.

The first athletes are due to arrive in Delhi in six weeks. The Games are due to begin on 3 October.