Out of the 31-member athletics team selected for the CWG 2018 by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), other members of the team will depart in different groups later this week.
Before departure to Gold Coast, Radhakrishnan Nair, deputy chief coach of India said, "Super Sports Center in Gold Coast has an IAAF approved athletics track. The facility has other required amenities as well which will help our athletes in their training. Reaching Gold Coast in advance will help athletes acclimatised with the conditions and we hope we will have good results during the Games."
Meanwhile, a 13-member athletics team of India departed for the 14th Asian Cross Country Championships scheduled to be held at Guiyang, China on 15th March 2018.
The Indian team will participate in four different age-groups at the Championships.
Senior Men- Shankar Man Thapa, Pradeep Singh Chaudhary, Arjun Kumar, Ratti Ram Saini; Junior Men- Bahadur Patel, Shyam; Senior Women- Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav, lalita Babar, Swati Haridas Gadhave, Juma Khatun; Junior Women- Poonam Dinkar and Prabhjot Kaur. (ANI)