Could negative issues troubling Kandy Sports Club have had an effect on the players during their game against Air Force? | (Pic by Mushtaq Thasleem)

The rugby fraternity in the hill capital is shattered after Kandy Sports Club’s loss to Air Force, but a bigger shock now comes in the form of the club members and executive committee being unhappy.

A source from the club, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the reason for the majority of members of the club to be unhappy is the high-handed decision making by one of the top officials of the Nittawela Club.

The source said that this official doesn’t converse much with members and added that he even doesn’t have much to do with the players, who form one of the most feared rugby teams in the inter-club tournament. “The players fancy it when top officials inquire about them. But this official hardly talks to anyone, leave alone the players,” the source said. It is believed the attitude with which this official works might be having a negative effect on the players.

The official hardly consults other top officials of the club during decision making. He is said to involve only selected individuals when taking decisions.

One of the main grievances members of the executive committee have is that they have not received their official invitation cards for the rugby matches hosted by the Nittawela Club. They are all sad that this tradition has been broken. For the record this is going to be the third week of Dialog-sponsored inter-club rugby season.

This official is believed to have no rugby background, hence this negative attitude towards the rugby loving executive committee of Kandy Sports Club.

Kandy Sports Club received a blow last week when they were defeated by Air Force 24-21 at Ratmalana. The team from Nittawela are down to play against Army SC on November 18.

Fixtures for the third week in the Inter-club rugby tournament
November 18 (Friday): Kandy vs Army SC at Race course, Police SC vs Air Force SC at Police Park

November 19 (Saturday): Havelocks vs CR&FC at Havelock Park

November 20 (Sunday): Navy SC vs CH&FC at Welisara