IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings Games to be Shifted From Chepauk Due to Cauvery Water Dispute

Policemen management protestors shouting slogans contained in the MA Chidambaram stadium throughout the IPL VIVO cricket match between Chennai Tremendous Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai. (Picture: AP)

New Delhi: Appears like Chennai followers should wait once more earlier than they will watch the Chennai Tremendous Kings in motion on the Chepauk Stadium as information has are available that the remaining video games of this 12 months’s Indian Premier League on the MA Chidambaram Stadium might be shifted out as a result of ongoing Cauvery Water Dispute. Talking to Information18, sources confirmed the event and stated it was owing to widespread protests within the metropolis.1000’s of pro-Tamil activists hit the streets close to Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday to name for a boycott of the IPL cricket match between Chennai Tremendous Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Scores of activists, together with movie administrators, had been detained at the same time as police chased away agitators in some locations. Two activists belonging to a pro-Tamil outfit threw sneakers into the bottom when the CSK-KKR match was in progress, police stated.

Nevertheless, the match went on and the activists belonging to Naam Tamizhar, had been detained. The slippers fell close to CSK fielder Ravindra Jadeja who was fielding at long-on. The incident occurred when the eighth over was in progress with the Kolkata Knight Riders batting.

Professional-Tamil teams like Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) and a newly launched discussion board of Tamil administrators had given a boycott name of the favored Indian Premier League. They alleged that the sport was being organised to divert consideration from the raging Cauvery protests throughout the state.

A whole bunch of activists of outfits like TVK, Naam Tamizhar and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), moreover some Muslim teams, staged highway blockade on the arterial Anna Salai and TTK Salai, affecting visitors motion, police stated.

The agitations particularly affected vehicular visitors on the busy Anna Salai, leading to visitors snarls. Naam Tamizhar chief and movie character Seeman, film-maker Bharathirajaa and scores of activists had been taken into custody by police, who had a troublesome time managing the surging variety of protesters.

Bharathirajaa stated that “at a time after we are grieving (over the Cauvery dispute), ought to we want IPL… it’s insulting,” he added.

In some locations, the agitators clashed with police, at the same time as there have been studies of police chasing them away.

Police had introduced the MA Chidambaram stadium underneath tight safety cowl with 4000 police personnel guarding the venue, internet hosting its first IPL tie since Could 2015. Commandos and personnel of Fast Motion Drive had been among the many safety element.

The specter of extra protests prompted police to step up safety for the cricketers, together with throughout their journey to the stadium from their lodge.

The CSK staff suffered a slight delay on its onward journey to the stadium for the match as a result of disruption. Some protesters at Anna Salao had been seen elevating slogans towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not establishing the Cauvery Administration Board, a difficulty on which Tamil Nadu political events together with DMK and different outfits have been agitating for the previous one week.

Protests had been additionally held at Triplicane, within the neighborhood of the stadium, by some outfits together with VCK however police foiled their bid to march in direction of the venue and detained them.

Earlier within the day, activists of TVK who tried to stage an indication exterior the stadium had been held. Tamil Nadu has been witnessing protests for the previous one week, urging the Centre to represent the Cauvery Administration Board (CMB).

Varied political events and outfits have demanded cancellation of IPL matches in Chennai, saying it was being held at a time when the state was witnessing widespread agitations on the vexed problem.

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

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 six-week interval ended on March 29.

First Printed: April 11, 2018, 3:49 PM IST


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