The World Cup is over and it is time to talk about its aftermath. There are huge gaps in seats at an important outstation cricket venue (not used for the big event) and all are wondering why. It is learned that the gaps at the first venue are due to the removal of seats.
Alas we also learn that these seats have been fitted elsewhere at a WC venue enabling people to sit and enjoy the games. What’s more the press is not allowed to see the vacant gaps lest they take pictures of it!
Over to the hills to watch a major motor sports meet there. Spectators complain that they had a time getting into the venue because the officials had not been properly guided to direct vehicles which had certain instructions on their tickets. One angry spectator said that he had been at the gates at 10 am and ultimately when he got in he was able to see only one event!
Big show, old trophies
The women’s cricket quadrangular got off with a lot of glamour and the press was shown two impressive trophies to be given to the champions of the 50 over and T20 competitions.
The, talk however, is that these trophies are not new but drawn out of a cupboard containing old trophies and just because the organizers had to display the cups they put on a big show with old trophies.
The Youth Sports Festival got off with a lot of pomp and pageantry. However, as the normal custom is, participants had to take their oaths before the judges. To the utter amazement it was noticed that there were no sufficient amount of officials and players had to act as judges.
Nowhere in the world has such a thing happened before! It is said that only three judges were available for a meet of this nature and they had not been present on that particular day.
Rugby in focus
Rugby was very much in focus with the Sri Lanka-UAE game which took place yesterday. A top sibling had been ear-marked to play in the encounter at the expense of others who had trained and were talented. It looks as if you happen to be a top official’s son you can get away with anything, even getting a National jersey.