Blow for Commonwealth Games

Two Indian state-run firms have withdrawn their sponsorship of the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October due to allegations of mismanagement. The country’s biggest power producer NTPC and energy transmission firm Power Grid Corporation have scrapped a total of 600m rupees (£8.3m) on the back of the negative publicity. In another blow to the games, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser advised team members to consider boycotting the event over security concerns.