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IPL 2018: Chairman Rajeev Shukla Asks for Extra Security for Chennai Games Amidst Cauvery Water Dispute

Followers outdoors MA Chidambaram Stadium. (Information18)

New Delhi: IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has sought intervention of the Centre for clean conduct of Chennai Tremendous Kings matches amidst calls for that the Twenty20 League be suspended in metropolis until Cauvery water dispute is sorted. Over 100 protesters have been detained at Anna Salai — the street that results in the stadium. Chennai Tremendous Kings have left the group resort for his or her sport towards Kolkata Knight Riders. Shukla met Union Residence Secretary Rajiv Gauba, requesting him to make sure safety preparations for uninterrupted internet hosting of the matches.

Varied political events and outfits have demanded that the IPL matches be not held at a time when the state is witnessing widespread agitations on the vexed challenge.

Hours earlier than the CSK-KKR tie, some pro-Tamil activists tried to stage an illustration outdoors the MA Chidambaram stadium right here towards holding of the IPL fixtures in Tamil Nadu.

The activists of T Velumurugan-led Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) tried to picket the stadium, however have been instantly eliminated by the police.

Protesters at Anna Salai. (News18) Protesters at Anna Salai. (Information18)

The slogan-shouting activists demanded that IPL matches be not held right here. “I met the Union Residence Secretary (Rajiv Gauba) requesting him to make sure that IPL matches in Chennai are carried out easily. The Residence Secretary spoke to DGP (Tamil Nadu) and requested him to make sure that there aren’t any safety points for the followers,” Congress chief and senior BCCI official Shukla mentioned.

On February 16, the Supreme Court docket raised the 270 tmcft share of Cauvery water for Karnataka by 14.75 tmcft and decreased Tamil Nadu’s share whereas compensating it by permitting extraction of 10 tmcft groundwater from the river basin.

Protesters in Chennai before the match between CSK and KKR. (News18) Protesters in Chennai earlier than the match between CSK and KKR. (Information18)

The courtroom had granted six weeks to the Centre to formulate a scheme to make sure compliance of its 465-page judgement on the decades-old Cauvery dispute, modifying the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award of 2007.

The courtroom had additionally made it clear that it could not be extending the time for this on any floor. The six-week interval ended on March 29. The Chidambaram stadium has became a digital fortress with 4,00zero policemen together with commandos and members of the Fast Motion Pressure deployed for safety forward of as we speak’s IPL tie involving Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Velmurugan had threatened yesterday to carry protests outdoors the sport venue on match day. “If the match is held regardless of our plea, we’ll coordinate with all democratic forces to cease it by organising a large picketing protest. Many leaders and organisations will take part,” he had mentioned, including, “Cricketers figuring out Tamil, please perceive our sentiments.”

First Printed: April 10, 2018, 5:00 PM IST


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