It wasn't cricket, as the Brits would say. A badminton tournament scheduled for Sunday at Mantri Synergy stood cancelled without notice. My wife and I went to the Clubhouse this morning,only to return disappointed. The tournament was to have started at 9.30 a m. We went at 10 and found no one there.There was no cancellation notice either at the 3rd floor badminton court or on the Clubhouse notice-board. PropCare people said they had no info. about the badminton tournament. Sorry state of affair.
The badminton tournament was announced nearly three weeks earlier, when registration from participants was invited. After this, nothing further was heard. If there were differences, as I am given to understand , among those organizing the tournament,they had more than adequate time to sort them out. Instead, we ended up killing a good initiative.
Cancellation of the sports event shouldn't have been an option, considering the interest that the proposed tournament had evoked among sports-loving Mantri residents. It was the first such community event to have been proposed. It needed to be encouraged, never mind who initiated it.Cancelling it, that too without announcement, is a prescription to kill individual drive. Whoever decided to call off the tournament, for whatever reason, would do well to realize that his doing hurt someone's sentiments. Unwittingly,we may well be inhibiting others from coming forward to participate in Mantri activities.
Arbitrary reaction defeats community-building effort. Besides, I believe, no individual or association, for that matter, can claim monopoly over common interest activity. If differences arise in planning community service activities, they can be sorted out through dialogue and interaction.
Let's come together, talk it out,and revive the badminton tournament that couldn't be held. My wife and I were not the only Mantri residents to feel disappointed today.