CWG OC says Aussie adviser was sacked

first_imgAs Australian companies accuse the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) of not clearing their dues even after three months of its conclusion, the Delhi Games organisers on Thursday shifted the blame on the organisers of the opening and closing ceremonies.The OC alleged that the Australian events organiser, Ric Birch, did not advise it properly and so his work was taken over by Wizcraft.In a statement the OC clarified: “The OC felt event organiser Ric Birch was not advising properly. He was paid roughly Rs 10 crore. His money has been deducted. Notice has been sent to the light consultant.”The Australian media had on Thursday reported that Birch has commissioned a law firm to draw up a multi-million dollar lawsuit that would involve at least four of Australia’s biggest major event firms, including his firm, against the Delhi Games organisers.However, rubbishing the OC’s charges against him, Birch told Headlines Today that he was never dismissed as the creative director of the Games.last_img