The Education Ministry seems to be saying things which are pleasing to the ears of those who are passionate about sports. And, I am sure everyone out there is hoping that all this will come to pass in the near future.
This maybe a good PR exercise to show how the Government is serious in its efforts to develope sports.
However, there are some confusing signs from other areas. Lately, sports programmes on Radio has been drastically reduced. Some folks at Angkaspuri informed me that the first casualty was TraxxFM, which now have been given a weekly slot for sports roundup. Worse still, the many top sports commentators (part-timers) were also told to hit the streets.
"Sports cannot be a weekly programme. The people do not seem to understand or just do not care. Even sports departments are being merged with news departments," said a source.
Another source said that, next those in power are planning to reduce sports in other programmes, including Minnal.
Is it to cut cost? No, said some of them. "The bosses are more interested in entertainment."I hope this is not so and I am trying to get some clarifications on this matter and will update later.
In the meantime, we have to live with this mixed signals. What else is new in sports? Does the Cabinet Committee On Sports know about these downgradings?