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Indian female athletes to dump sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony

NEW DELHI: India's women athletes will for the first time wear trousers and a blazer instead of a traditional sari at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Australia, a move that has pitted reformers against traditionalists. Many Indian women competitors have welcomed the dark blue blazer and trousers that the Indian Olympic Association said was introduced at the request of the country's athletes' commission. But female stars like badminton ace PV Sindhu and¬†wrestler Sakshi Malik, both Olympic medalists, prefer…