New Delhi. The Chairman of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee Suresh Kalmadi has announced that “mudslinging” will be a new addition to the Commonwealth Games that might be organized next year in Delhi. Kalmadi, along with colleague Lalit Bhanot, who is secretary general of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, was also kind enough to demonstrate a sample game of mudslinging to the journalists. But the plan may hit a roadblock as Commonwealth Games Federation is yet to approve the decision.
Reports say that the biggest roadblock is the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a set format of the mudslinging game. Although the game has been played quite frequently in India in the public domain, nobody is quite sure about the rules of the game, except for the fact that it involves two groups slinging mud at each other.
In fact even during the demonstration, a lot of questions remained unanswered, especially about the composition of the participating teams, because while Kalmadi and Bhanot paired up as a doubles team, their rival Mike Hooper, the CEO of Commonwealth Games Federation, was playing all by himself.
“I know you guys would have a lot of questions, but there is still one year to go before the games start. We are working towards it and in due course we will make sure that mudslinging becomes an accepted game. You will see a lot of mudslinging in the coming weeks and the rules of the games will automatically get written.” Suresh Kalmadi expressed confidence.
Mr. Kalmandi also informed that he would be meeting Mike Fennell, the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, later this month and would invite him to take part in the mudslinging. In case Mike Fennell insists upon disallowing mudslinging, Kalmadi has a plan ready.
“He can’t do that. It’s a matter of our national pride. If Fennell does that (reject mudslinging) we’d start a campaign in India against the Commonwealth Games and make sure that each Indian realizes how our national pride was trampled upon. But I sincerely believe that mudslinging will get the recognition it deserves.” Kalmadi explained his foolproof plans.