NEW DELHI, July 7: India�s ace squash player Dipika Pallikal has been appointed as Asia�s representative in the prestigious Athletes Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The appointment was made by the CGF.
The CGF Athletes Advisory Commission was proposed in August 2017 and had reached out to all 71 member Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) to nominate an athlete with the potential to serve the Athletes Commission.
Each continent is represented by one athlete in CGFAAC.
The Indian Olympic Association/CGA India had proposed the name of Commonwealth gold medallist Pallikal to represent Asia in the CGFAAC. Pallikal�s successful squash career and wins in consecutive Commonwealth Games were credentials to merit an appointment. CGF president Louise Martin CBE, in an e-mail on July 5 to Pallikal and IOA/CGA India, informed about her selection to represent Asia. � PTI