A visiting player who wanted to answer a call of nature at the much publicized ground in the outstations found to his utter horror that there was no water! The player, a foreigner at that, found the situation so frustrating and another player, who came to know the situation, had kicked a glass on the floor and broken it to pieces in the dressing room in sheer frustration.
The powers that be had somehow or the other wanted the match to be played at this greatly publicized venue on the first day of a game down South because a vast number of invitations had been sent out and a special pavilion had been built to house them as well. The powers that be had been greatly agitated at the cancellation of this game because they had planned a big, big show and all plans were simply washed out.
Divided on the issue
The visiting team had protested vehemently at the game being played down South and had wanted to return to the Capital. The officials had been split in their decision to play the game at this venue. One party had insisted that the game should be shifted but a powerful one in the game had insisted that they stick to the venue. If the governing body is so divided, how can future decisions be made on such matters?
A hockey team is now in Malaysia and how this team has gone there is anybody’s guess because the Education Department has been hoodwinked to obtain the necessary permission. An official who bears a man’s name is in charge of this tour and staggering sums have been collected by players to make the tour. It is understood that permission for the team which had been stated as a Provincial side to make a foreign tour and permission to this too had been vehemently protested by the powers that govern the game at education level!
Money for Colours
It is reported that a leading school in Colombo had charged Rs. 2,000 each from students to award them colours for the services they had rendered to the various sports in the school for the current year. What about those students who cannot pay this amount for colours? They had only to grin and bear and watch the affluent get their colours for the money.
No to manager
A top level interview had been held at the Citadel to take in a provincial team manager. However those who had been sitting on the interview board had been divided on the issue. A top former official too had telephoned and asked that this lad be taken. However the post is still vacant because the officials who did the interview were divided on the issue. The person who attended the interview is a former manager of a top level outstation stadium.
Not done ole man!
A top sport in the Desert had been attended by an official who had no reason to be there at all. Really speaking the people who should attend this session should be the president or someone nominated by him in the said sport. However this official had rough shodden the issue and had attended the desert derby. Not done ole man!