The sale of Indian Premier League tickets for the matches have been delayed by an hour in Chennai. The sale of tickets was supposed to start at 10 AM IST today. Local police say the delay in ticket sales was caused by a technical snag.
Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium is scheduled to host 10 games in the Twenty20 competition, including the two playoffs and the eight home matches for the two-time winners Chennai Super Kings.
Yesterday, the IPL governing council decided that no Sri Lankan players, officials or backroom staff will be involved with IPL 6 action in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, due to anti-Lankan political unrest in the state. Although, the BCCI did make it clear that the security of the players in other states will be paramount.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan rues the prospect of missing IPL games in Chennai, his second home from where his wife belongs. (Read here)
There are a total of 13 Sri Lankan players contracted to play the IPL.