California or bust

Some athletes who are over the hill are making arrangements to go to California to take part in a competition for the older ones. However, only 12 can make the trip. In order to dupe the Visa Officer the Manager of the team, who has not even seen the inside of a track, has marked himself to run in a long distance event. This has taken place when there are a lot of athletes who had bagged medals at a recent meet of this nature held in a nearby Asian country. Not only is this official depriving someone of a medal but at the same time he is trying to hoodwink an embassy official as well.

Dollars or nothing
At a recent meeting of a very popular sport the man in charge of funds was explaining how the expenses were done. He, however, did not know the difference between Dollars and Rupees. When a local media man asked him to explain in local terms he got into a huff. What good is a man who cannot explain what the sport he stands for in the currency that we all deal in?

Love conquers all
The ball shifts into a different court. This team is preparing to take part in a world competition to be held in a neighbouring Asian country in the near future. A player was questioned by the coach regarding the player’s behaviour. This player was very angry that this question was raised and threatened to quit the team! What could be the reason? The player says that love is more important than the game.

Now a front runner
The sport that is very popular is on the lookout for officials. One such official, who had been down in the rankings, has suddenly being spotlighted as a key and important official. The fact is that this particular official had been demoted earlier and is now amongst the front runners. This has been done sidelining a chap who truly deserves this spot.

Special bonus
Once again this particular sport is very much in the news. This time officials who had worked hard to make a world event held here a great success had been rewarded and money to the amount of 15 million rupees had been distributed amongst these officials. It has been brought to light that this official who was making the announcement has also helped himself from the kitty. When questioned about this the official concerned said that he believed that it has come his way as a special ‘bonus.’

Changing situations
The news on the grape wine is that monies that the top decision making body in the country did not want to be given to a certain sport, is now being channeled to the same body. At one time a hue and cry was made why such a huge money making sport should be pumped with more money. Now the situation has changed and the money which is in the region of Rs. 2 Billion is to be paid to the said sport come what may.

Too young
Back once again to a sport that is preparing for a world event. A tall elegant very young girl who is doing well in the sport has been forced to play in a competition much against the wishes of the player. This player was injured in the said competition and to all purposes will be out of the game for about a month. The big man in sports too had requested that this player should not be included in the team for this district event as she is too young, despite her height. But the lady in charge of the team had insisted that she plays in the contest and this is the result.

Weight of the purse
The Oval ball is in minus mode for financing tours and was waiting for the Singing type to send the cheque and the Visa time was closing. The purse keeper came to their rescue dipping into his pockets to make sure the docs were presented. People now like him as he can do what others can’t.

Lions on the run
It was fun at the place where the U20 was practicing when the dope catchers came to get a sample. The moment the docs gave the names for a random sample the Lion Band started to run in a frenzy questioning why are u doing this. Were they worried or were they scared.

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