In an impressive display of Commonwealth Solidarity the Government of Pakistan has offered help to the Indian Games Federation over the accommodation requirements for the Commonwealth Games.
'We have housing we can put at your disposal which will particularly please the British team' said the famous cricketing Butt, who is helping the Indian Games Federation in the crisis 'this housing has been constructed with tents from Britain which have recently arrived.'
A representative of the English team welcomed the developments, supported by the Scottish and Welsh teams. 'Now we can go to the games in Delhi with confidence. It is a short trip from Pakistan to Delhi and the long distance runners will find the journey excellent for last minute training.'
So the World looks on as the bridge between Pakistan and India signifies a growing friendship between the countries that augurs well for a true Commonwealth spirit in the Games themselves.
An Australian, swigging his amber nectar unhelpfully commented: 'I hope this bridge lasts longer than the one taking spectators to the Games. But we are used to sleeping under the stars so the prospect of British tents will not deter us.'