I leave this evening for New Delhi for a six months posting which will be another experience to add to my sports involvement.
I have got an appointment with the New Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee as their Venue Operations Director (Media).
I am among the five Malaysians who have been selected after undergoing interviews with the Mr. V. K. Verma, Director General, Organising Committee Commonwealth Games (CWG) Delhi 2010 and consultant, Peter Stewart, conducted a few months ago.
Veteran athletics official, S. Vegiyathuman, Hon. Secretary of the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association, is one of the candidates selected and is already in India since last week.
Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation's secretary-general, Ramble Dallan Rice-Oxley, is the other one, whom I will be travelling together with today.
The other two are Thiagu Ponniah (Karate) and Joshua Edgar Joseph
Three candidates from Singapore were also selected.
I will be back for a week next month, as I have a prior engagement to lead the X-Mail Veteran Soccer team to the 2nd Philippines-Malaysia International Soccer Festival in Bacolod City from May 28-31.
Then, it will be back to New Delhi until the end of the Commonwealth Games in October.
I may not be able to keep in touch with the Malaysian sports issues first hand and blog about it, but I am looking forward to viewing Malaysian sports from outside Malaysia. It will probably give me a different perspective to blog about.
This will be the longest time I will be out of the country, and I am very sure I will be yearning to be back home for there is nothing like being home in Malaysia!
But circumstances, have forced me to seek employment outside Malaysia and I am looking at it in a very positive manner.
I will also, time permitting, blogging about the preparations in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games and also any other interesting happenings there.
I can be reached through my blog, my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.
Till my next posting from New Delhi, here's hoping that Malaysian sports will take turn for the better. It may be wishful thinking, but it is no secret that Malaysia spends a great deal of money on sports and there is no doubt that there is talent and future for Malaysian sports, provided that it is executed, managed and indulged in the utmost professional manner.