Not long after watching her side lose their Commonwealth Games gold medal to England, Australian coach Lisa Alexander admits their new rivalry now surpasses their stoushes with New Zealand.
"I'm furious. Actually wrecking a tradition that is so important". Many athletes were seen leaving the stadium while the closing speeches were still in progress, reports Xinhua news agency.
"Personally, everyone just gets together".
Beattie said the decision was made to limit the time athletes, many of whom were tired from competition, had to wait outside the stadium.
"They made a decision not to have athletes enter the stadium they made the decision not to show the flagbearers", Griggs said on Seven on Sunday.
"We need to keep replicating this competition because out from the last Commonwealth Games, Australia refused to play us two years out so we never got to experience that competition".More news: Harrisonville superintendent on paid leave through June, can't work in district again
We salute to every athlete who has won a medal for the nation in their respective games and thereby making our nation proud.
"The people who are angry are justified".
"Not that too many paying public showed up to watch after the criticism levelled at the opening event".
It's an opportunity that not many people get and we want to make the most of it and do our very best for our country. "It is challenging but I am confident that we will do it", India's High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI at the end of the day's proceedings.
The former Queensland premier did the rounds on breakfast television to take full responsibility - rejecting criticism directed at the American producers of the ceremony, Jack Morton Worldwide.
"Whoever made that decision not to allow those athletes to march in should hang their heads in shame".More news: Kashmir lawyers protest against supporters of Kathua rape accused
The part of the closing ceremony that organisers chose to broadcast included performances from local musicians including Amy Shark, Guy Sebastian, Yothu Yindi, Kate Cebrano and Dami Im.
Angus Brandt, a member of the Australian basketball team which won a gold medal, said the entire Australian basketball team was disappointed to be left out.
"We were looking forward to being part of the Closing Ceremony and being recognized for what we had done in the games".
"I did go. It was a little disappointing with the athletes being brought in before the actual ceremony began", he said.
The failure to appropriately acknowledge the athletes was slammed by Channel 7 broadcasters Johanna Griggs, a 1990 swimming Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, and Basil Zempilas, while viewers also vented their frustration on social media.More news: SpaceX to recover rockets using 'giant party balloon'