The Host broadcaster played no part in the pre-show and therefore had no footage to provide.
Seven was slammed by viewers for not showing any footage of the athletes of the games during the closing ceremony.
"On our part, we in the Government are doing everything possible to strengthen the #FitIndia movement", Modi said.
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Anne Underwood, accepted the movement's flag ahead of their hosting of the next version of the Games in 2022 and their segment of the closing ceremony reflected the diversity of the industrial British city.
Sunrise's David Koch called Mr Beattie out over the excuse of considering the "welfare of athletes", with previous closing ceremonies always featuring the athletes.
"There's no athletes in here".
In a blistering rebuke of the event, Channel 7's own commentators Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas said they were contractually obliged to only show footage the Games provided, and that it was not Channel 7's decision to omit the athletes' entrance from their broadcast. "It's about the only thing they got wrong but they did get it wrong tonight".
They expressed their disappointment over the decision to leave the athletes' entrance out of the broadcast, saying it was not the decision of the network.
Images of joyous athletes filing in behind their nations' flags have been a feature of closing ceremony broadcasts at Commonwealth and Olympic Games for decades. We're disappointed. I've got to say we have been lucky to be at many of these type of events.
The first tweet was then followed up by a jab at the speeches given by several dignitaries, including his own.
Lakeisha Patterson is eager to step up as a resonant voice for the cause of para-athletes to help fill the void left by the retirement of wheelchair marvel Kurt Fearnley.
GOLDOC has admitted to being at fault in a statement today, acknowledging that its decisions did not provide the opportunity for the television audiences to share the moment.
Organisers signed off with the uncontroversial assertion that they had delivered the best possible environment for the athletes from 71 mostly former British colonies to showcase their skills over 11 sun-kissed days in the beachside city.
He said the calibre of the athletes has been unparalleled showcasing world record holders, sporting greats and breakthrough performances from young athletes.
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These stellar shows should augur well for Indian sport in its forward journey as preparations are bound to begin soon (if it is already not on) for the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta in August-September this year.