Ticket probe ordered at Commonwealth Games

Ticket probe ordered at Commonwealth Games

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games organisers continued to wrestle with the riddle of why crowds were so sparse at venues when so many tickets had been sold, while health issues continued to dog athletes in Delhi on Saturday.

Officials maintain ticket sales for the 3-14 October event are closing on the million mark but rows of empty seats marked most venues on the sixth day of competition.

“We are receiving several reports people are going to ticket offices and being told there are no tickets available when there are empty seats in the venues," Games Federation chief Michael Fennell told a morning news conference.

“We have been promised this morning that there will be a full investigation as something is not right with these ticket sales and the reports that we have been receiving."

The ticketing issue is just the latest in a string of problems to hit the $6 billion Games.