Tlali Rammooana wants his T-shirts back. Before leaving for Lesotho on Saturday, this chef de mission has requested the organising committee (OC) of the Commonwealth Games to recover the “stolen” tees bearing his country’s name and mail them to his address.Rammooana has even gone to the extent of lodging a police complaint regarding the “theft”. The incident occurred on October 12 when the chef de mission went shopping at Shipra Mall in Ghaziabad along with Commonwealth Games Assistants (CGAs). They were taken to the mall in a car driven by Dinesh (No. CWG 0117).”While boarding the car at T-1 parking in the Games Village, the CGAs gave the two T-shirts to the driver for safekeeping till we returned. But the CGAs forgot to collect the T-shirts from the driver and he, too, did not remind us to collect it,” Rammooana said. “When the CGAs called him up he bluntly refused to return the tees. They then complained to the transport manager at Gate No. 1 but the driver told him the CGAs had gifted the tees to him,” he added.The chef de mission also said Dinesh was behaving rudely and was indifferent to the directions given by the CGAs. He added that Dinesh drove rashly. “After facing this unacceptable behaviour, I had no option but to officially lodge a complaint against the driver. I have asked the police and the OC to take appropriate action against him and, if possible, get the T-shirts back from him as I wanted to gift these to the CGAs,” Rammooana said.advertisementThe police on Tuesday caught the driver but he denied having taken them. Sources said the drivers had threatened to go on strike if any legal action was taken against them. “Any action could have been problematic for the event (as 2,500 cars were operating during the Games),” a Games Village official said. But Rammooana remains unhappy.”I am emotionally attached to my T shirts as my country’s name is printed on them. I want them back. I will get back to the OC officials once I get back home. The Games in India were fun but the incident has disheartened me,” Rammooana said. The OC has assured to resolve the matter at the earliest. “We will investigate the matter,” said Lalit Bhanot, the secretary general of the OC.
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