Do you think Commonwealth Games should be deferred?
Neetu Banga | 23 Sep 2010
The world knows that organizers have let down our country and people, we fellow citizens are helpless to punish these corrupts people at this stage and later stage they will go scot-free by playing the blame game.
SHOULD COMMONWEALTH Games be deferred for some time. Answer of this question is, yes. The Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 has plunged into grave uncertainty. The controversies around the event was triggered with more embarrassment caused today when a team from some countries were greeted with betel nut strewn walls and waterlogged basements, which proved that the organizers have failed to deliver yet another promise.
The true picture of so-called world class village and facilities have stunned the entire nation. India's unpreparedness on the Games left the world wondering that the Commonwealth Games should be called off although teams and visitors have already started arriving in Delhi. Nevertheless, if called off, it will be a matter of national shame.
Do you think foreign and Indian media have blown the Games issue out of proportion? Actually, the global media has a habit of anticipating and blowing the lid out of proportion before almost major sporting events. There have been enough instances when Beijing was blamed too polluted for players and visiting delegations, preparations in Athens was nil, South Africa had numerous attackers et al. However, all the countries successfully hosted their respective events.
The world knows that organizers have let down our country and people, we fellow citizens are helpless to punish these corrupts people at this stage and later stage they will go scot-free by playing blame game. What makes us depressing is that they have made this mess and now they do not want anybody criticise them.
In my view, these issues will be forgotten once the Games begin. Only solution is that other participants like Scotland, New Zealand and Australia should acknowledge that they too, are stakeholders, not just in this event, but also in the idea of the Commonwealth Games so that events can go on smoothly.