Nobody, it seems, wants any part of the Commonwealth Games. The event hasn’t been able to rustle up enough sponsors, according to the Business Standard newspaper. With the monsoon reluctant to blow itself out quietly, Delhi’s parade is getting comprehensively rained on, what with the outbreak of disease adding to the chaos.
With schools having announced they’ll be shut and most offices also set to be closed, plane and train tickets out of Delhi for the beginning of October are in great demand. The only people who’ll be in the Capital 3-14 October are those who couldn’t get out and a bunch of hapless athletes trying their best to avoid injury than thinking about winning a medal.
Since drastic situations call for drastic solutions, perhaps it might not be such a bad idea to postpone the Games. The people of Delhi and the athletes of 53 nations will be eternally grateful.