Two Indian officials arrested in Glasgow during the 2014 Commonwealth Games tournament were let off on Monday after the separate charges against them were dropped for lack of evidence. The two had spent the weekend in police custody after being arrested on Saturday by the Glasgow police.
The Indian High Commission was tight lipped regards this. “Charges against both of them have been dropped due to lack of evidence. They have been released without any charges being framed,” an official of the Indian High Commission told. However off the record the same official clarified that the two gentleman had been let off in lieu of assurance that the BCCI will not press for further review of letting off of James Anderson.
Anderson was charged of using one of the two the verbs written on Door on Sir Ravindra Jadeja. Lack of evidence was also omnipresent in the hearing with ICC. Insiders say that it would have been a different matter if Anderson had used the other verb written on the door.
Indian Wrestling referee who seemed to have used the second verb of door on a lady receptionist was fortunate enough to have our High Commission working on the case.
Meanwhile IOA has taken serious note of the two incidences. With Rio- Olympics approaching in 2016, IOA seems to have little time to reign it’s officials. The legendary and exemplary behavior of our IOA officials has to be moderated. IOA is focusing on Rio-2016. The fun filled Beaches of Rio, the dance styles Samba, Lambada and Zouk along with famous alcoholic drinks like Caipirinha, Cachaça and Cerveja can bring back the exemplary behavior. IOA desperately wants it’s officials to pass the Rio- 16 test. In the context people will remember the NewZealand CWG 2006.
It has decided to send more officials in numbers than sports persons in different International events. It is with a view to train IOA officials in places similar to the beaches of Rio like the Praia do Abricó and the Olho de Boi (Bull’s Eye Beach), so as to attain acclimatization.
An IOA official, who was close to Mr.Kalmadi confided that The special training module will start from XVII Asiad 2014 being held in Incheon (South Korea). The IOA officials will also tour various districts of Bangkok before returning to India.
The London High Commission officials off the record trade off seems reasonable considering the connection between IOA, ICC ,BCCI and Indian players of Chennai Super Kings.