Fans from  England and their rivals Australia lead the foreign countries to have brought tickets for the Commonwealth Games, organisers have announced.

So far 29,000 tickets out of the toal of 1.7 million have been sold for the Games, which are due to open in the Indian capital on October 3.

"England and Australia are the two countries which have bought the most number of tickets," said a spokesman for the Organising Committee.

"We are very satisfied."

Organisers also reported that they have sold a number of tickets to supporters from African countries, including Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia.

Officials have also tried to reassure spectators that they are investigating reports of black market tickets being sold.

"There may be some cases of black marketing, but it is for Delhi Police to investigate," the spokesman said.

"On our part, we have got the tickets printed on special paper at the Currency Note Press, Nashik, where Indian currency notes are printed.

"Furthermore, the tickets will be exchanged with vouchers as late as possible, so that there is not much time to copy them.

"Moreover, only two tickets will be sold per person,'