New Delhi: Magnificent stadiums made with cost worth millions to host the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 in Delhi are left to bite dust.

The apathetic attitude of the government in encouraging sports in India is easily perceptible to all as entrance in CWG stadiums are denied to players including one athlete who brought honour to the nation by winning gold medals in the major sport event.

World class stadiums like Shyama Prasad aquatic complex, Karan Singh Shooting Range, Nehru Stadium, Cycling Velodrome at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex K D Jadhav Stadium and some others are lying close and athletes of national, international levels have been denied entrance here for practice.

The players have been consistently denied entering CWG stadiums. This is when no sport event, even of state level is being organized here.

Expressing despair over the present situation, Indian athlete and coach Sriram Singh and Olympian Harvinder Singh said the CWG stadiums will go in waste if no sports event is hosted there. They added that players must get the advantage of such well-equipped stadiums.

Meanwhile, Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI), Deepak Verma says that the stadiums will be open for any association after getting consent of SAI.

(JPN/Bureau)