NSC urged to re­lease funds for C’wealth Games

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An In­ter­na­tional Cer­ti­fied Ta­ble Ten­nis Um­pire, John Peters, yes­ter­day ap­pealed to the Na­tional Sports Com­mis­sion (NSC) to re­lease funds on time for the 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games in Glas­gow, Scot­land.

Peters said in an in­ter­view that early re­lease of funds would en­sure thor­ough prepa­ra­tion for a bril­liant per­for­mance at the Games.

He said that he was pos­i­tive that the NSC would take ad­e­quate steps to en­sure the com­mence­ment of closed camp­ing for ath­letes be­fore the qua­dren­nial event com­mences.

“There is no doubt that the ath­letes have been pre­par­ing in­di­vid­u­ally, but that is not good enough.

“There is need for all the ath­letes to be put to­gether and re­tained as one be­cause it is through such that the coach will know their lapses.

“When they are un­der the tute­lage of a coach they have a bet­ter ad­van­tage of get­ting bet­ter in the sport.”

He stressed that some of the ath­letes who were cur­rently on tour and those par­tic­i­pat­ing at the Span­ish Open, would have learnt one or two things that would be use­ful at the Games.

“That is a pa­ram­e­ter for the ping pong play­ers to eval­u­ate them­selves and be in charge for the Games.

“If they meet any of the play­ers at the Games am very sure they would know how to take them on.

“Self-eval­u­a­tion and com­pe­tence level are one of the things they would have checked them­selves on in their prepa­ra­tion for the Games,” he said. ( NAN)

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