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.
What's the point of stopping the match. Do cavery issues will stop. No sense totally.— prashanth (@editorprashanth) April 11, 2018
Next year most likely it will be election time so again no matches !!— Pooja Sisodiya (@SisodiyaPooja) April 11, 2018
You know na his love for chennai. Even if he have to wait for 2 more years he'll surely come back to the den.— Angad Singh Kohli (@AngadSinghKohli) April 11, 2018
#no more ipl matches in chennai...maybe shift to cochin— Prem (@premkumar2995) April 11, 2018
Csk- cochin super kings
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.