A top notch cricket organizer who was top of the pops when the World Cup was staged here was not allowed into the Grand Stand. This particular chap had doled out enough invitations in the past but now he is frowned upon. They say that this come down is because of his past deeds. How the mighty fall!
The vote game
Once a false billing system was bared at the Stadium at the South, many Citadel heads stopped the payment of expenditure to the place. However as the man heading that place is responsible for seventeen votes the new man says that his deals transparent have released a huge outstanding to the stadium. Now the questions are being asked if the new head is playing the vote game now itself.
The caring type
Cheering one’s team is always a good thing. At the one dayer between the touring Aussies and Sri Lanka when Sri Lanka was losing the game at the R. Premadasa Stadium last Saturday a couple of girls, obviously Aussie supporters, were having a grand time seeing that their side was on top.
However a local lad not too happy with the cheering of these girls, was showing his contempt with rude gestures. However a girl who was watching the scene thought that things might get out of hand went and complained to the security of what might happen. The security types swooped down on the unsuspecting heckler and collared him out of the scene. Wish we had more of these ladies who care for the types of this sort!
Passing the buck
The man in charge of the teenage sector wanted to impress the top and so he called the distribution to happen prior to the match. Then to make it more interesting to the media it was also said that so and so would be available for a one-to-one at the occasion. Alas! when the time came the so-and-so was not there and only the chief was present. When the media asked the citadel’s man in charge what was happening, the man in charge of the teenagers slowly turned whole blame on the poor MM.
No cycle races
Have you noticed that there are no cycle races these days? They say that the reason is that the prices asked for staging these races are very costly. For instance the cost for staging a two day race is 30 lakhs and to stage a four day race is 50 lakhs. Sponsors say that the amounts asked is too much and they are fighting shy of being sponsors.
‘Only an employee’
A former cricket skipper when questioned on certain matters kept on saying that he is only an employee of the Citadel and cannot answer questions leveled at him by the press at a recent press briefing. His pet answer to all questions was: “I am only an employee of the Citadel and cannot answer that question.” We wonder why he attended the press briefing at all.
A top security chap at the Citadel who is a retired army type and referred to as the General has been brought down with a thud. The Big Boss at the Citadel who is annoyed at his behaviour had told him to behave or else he will be demoted to that of a Corporal.