Less than three weeks after its inauguration and on eve of the the Federation Cup swimming meet,the false ceiling of the warm-up pool at the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex gave away on Monday.
Luckily for the organisers,no swimmers were around when the mishap took place. However,there was panic among the 250 swimmers and divers who were taking part the meet that happens to be a test event for the Commonwealth Games.
There have been scores of construction workers at the venue as the changing room were being given finishing touches. A Swimming Federation of India (SFI) official hoped things will be place just before the start of the event. They have assured that everything will be ready by Tuesday, he said without committing himself on the subject.
Meanwhile,the SFI officials confirmed that they will not be in a position to hold the high-board diving since the infrastructure was not ready. The official refused to talk on the technical deficiencies of the pools draining system but said that the matter would be taken up with the Games Technical Conduct Committee (GTCC) people.
The first day of the Federation Cup will see 10 events,including two relays. The meet is important for all the swimmers as it will form basis for selection of the team to participate in the Commonwealth Games.
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