Mumbai :It seems controversy has become an unextricable part of every aspect of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Synchronised swimmers Avanti and Anushka are part of the Indian squad for the Games and have alleged that they have not been given a fair chance to represent the country in the competition.
In January they were invited to participate in long intensive camps under the guidance of Japanese Coach Haruka Fujishima.
Back from Japan and barely two months to the Games, the 7-member team has been split up without their knowledge and three members have been sent to the United States for further training.
All this has happened without any official selection. Even more perplexing is the issue that one member's mother Bharati Dave who is a support staff for the team has accompanied her daughter to the US as the team's coach.
This has left the others demoralised and amazed at the functioning of the authorities.
"The same thing happened in the Asian Games. They just randomly selected two girls without saying why. They always do it. There is no reason given. It's very demoralising", said Avanti Merchant.