It’s a huge setback for the Chennai Super Kings fans as they will now miss out on the IPL action in Chennai. All the CSK IPL matches scheduled to be held at Chepauk stadium, Chennai has been shifted to another venue. The IPL governing body has taken this decision because of the ongoing Cauvery Water Dispute.
The match between CSK and KKR was preceded by massive protest from various groups and activists related to Cauvery water dispute. Many political parties have demanded cancellation of IPL matches in Chennai, saying it was being held at a time the state was witnessing widespread agitations on the vexed issue.
Protests during Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chidambaram Stadium pic.twitter.com/M1o7I9Rxue
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According to a few sources, new venues for the remaining seven home games for CSK can be Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Vizag, and Kochi. The CSK team management is now in discussions with the state government whether they can provide enough security for the rest of the games.
If not, the games will move out of the city. “We are monitoring the situation and will take a call in due course,” a CSK official said.
A couple of miscreants were detained by the police for hurling a shoe at Ravindra Jadeja during an IPL match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday. On February 16, the Supreme Court raised the 270 tmcft share of Cauvery water for Karnataka by 14.75 tmcft and compensated Tamil Nadu by allowing extraction of 10 tmcft groundwater from the river basin.
The court had granted six weeks to the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance with its 465-page judgment on the decades-old Cauvery dispute, modifying the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award of 2007. The six-week period ended on March 29.