IPL 2018 Matches Moved Out Of Chennai, Fan Says 'Worse Than A Break-up'

Updated: 12 April 2018 00:09 IST

All six Indian Premier League matches home matches of Chennai Super Kings have been moved out of the city in view of massive protests by Cauvery activists

IPL 2018 Matches Moved Out Of Chennai, Fan Says
CSK fans at the Chepauk stadium © BCCI

All six Indian Premier League (IPL) home matches of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been shifted out of the city and moved to Pune in view of massive protests by Cauvery activists. "The matches had to be shifted out of Chennai as police had said that they were unable to provide security in the prevailing situation. CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune," IPL Chairman Rajv Shukla told PTI. CSK played their first match at home almost after two years, which they won by five wickets. But, the decision to move the matches out of Chepauk has certainly made the fans upset. 

 

Political parties and fringe groups have demanded that all the IPL matches scheduled to be held in Chennai, be cancelled till the centre forms the Cauvery Water Management Board. The centre, they say, is playing politics over the issue and a blanket cancellation, they expect, will drive the message home. One group -- Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi or TVK -- even threatened to release live snakes into the stadium if no cancellation happened.

On Wednesday, thousands of activists descended on Anna Salai, the arterial road near the Chepauk Stadium, asking fans to boycott the cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.According to information received, CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanathan spoke to police authorities and tried to take a stock of the situation.

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla had also spoken to the Union Home Secretary on Tuesday, seeking government intervention in smooth conduct of IPL matches in Chennai.
 

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Topics : Chennai Super Kings MS Dhoni MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Indian Premier League 2018 Cricket
Highlights
  • CSK had played their first match at home almost after after two years
  • Vinod Rai said the prevailing situation has forced them to explore option
  • Worse than a break up: CSK fan
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