Is there a split in a team which took part in a competition overseas? This team arrived in the island a few days back. But they came into the lounge where the press was waiting there to greet them in batches. First it was a pair known for their togetherness. Then the others trooped in. All were scattered and remained so. Is this any indication that the togetherness of the team is missing. Could this be one of the reasons why the team did not perform as expected? Your guess is as good as mine.
With the London Olympics looming shuttling is one of the games that officials are harping on for a medal. A top player has been told to contest in a tournament to be held in London. But this player is fighting shy of the English venue and wants to compete in a contest to be held in Iran. This is being done, insiders say, mainly to improve on rankings. This player is however fighting shy to take part in local tournaments because she was beaten by a talented youngster recently and does not want to face this fresh faced kid once again, lest she ends up on the losing side and that too before the big contest in London.
The scene shifts to Dambulla where a certain official is trying to be in charge there once again. This official has been mollycoddling the top official of the sport to offer him this job so that he can be charge in Dambulla again. The saying goes that this official had even bought a flourishing mango farm in the district, apparently from the money earned from the sport, and now plans to go into business in a big way. This individual had even canvassed for the top guy in the sport when elections were in the offing so that he can be back in the saddle in Dambulla when the time is appropriate.
Does he know what he is writing about?
A leading sports body dealing with two wheelers wants to write their history and had handed down the task to a veteran writer who is very conversant with the sport. It however has dawned that the writer has written the first few episodes of the sport and to the astonishment of all he is talking about a Coomarawel who is still doing well. It so happens that this individual that he is writing about so much had passed away a few years back but the writer had been unaware of it. Now suspicion has dawned on the writer as to whether he really knows what he is writing about.
News from Green boys near the Havenots is a twist of fate. Wansa the Lion huffed and puffed to get a slot in the committee as nobody propsed to be an office bearer of the older boys. At last he got the funny man next to him to propose and managed to be one before last. No place in the Oval Ball Committee too. What a relief to the Bamba Boys and to Mar the Tis who hope the next court case will be for not voting the Wansa in.