India boxing team doctor reprimanded for breaching "no-needle" policy

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On the eve of the start of the 21st Commonwealth Games, in a massive reprieve to the Indian CWG contingent, the doctor of the country's boxing team, Amol Patil, was on Tuesday let off with a just a reprimand in the syringe controversy as he was found guilty of not disposing of needles safely after injecting vitamins to a worn out boxer.

"That CGA has now been summoned to engage in a meeting with our medical commission later on today (Monday, 2 April)", Grevemberg said at a press conference.

Speaking after a function at the Games village, Newenham did also say that it is hoped that Podium Programme athletes will give 100 per cent at the Commonwealth Games.

An unnamed female athlete from the East African nation has accused the country's chef de mission, Kaysee Teeroovengadum, of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

"I'm confident that our boxers (have) not taken anything", he told the Seven Network.

The Cayman Islands first competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1978 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, and has sent athletes to every edition since then.


The Indian team had questions to answer after breaching the Commonwealth Games "No Needles" policy for an unapproved vitamin B shot.

"The Commonwealth has stood for generations now for fighting for fairness and freedom", said David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation. "The breach is bringing needles into the village".

THERE will be more than 400 athletes competing for Team England in 18 sports. "So there has to be a outcome, the same way there is a effect for athletes and officials, and so the effect is, we have suspended their accreditation", he added.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be officially opened in the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

"I think the most important thing from the games point of view is to make certain that the appropriate processes are followed and if there's a penalty that needs to be applied, that it's applied, " Beattie said.

The games have attracted 15,000 passionate and friendly volunteers, a spectacle of 18 sports and 7 para-sports will be contested and broadcast to a cumulative global audience of 1.5 billion.

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