Days after the protests over the Cauvery Row erupted, it was also demanded that IPL matches should not be held at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Now, finally, there is some clarity on the issue as sources, according to ANI, have disclosed that IPL matches are going to be shifted to another venue in Chennai. Chepauk hosted Kolkata Knight Riders last night in a heart-stopping clash that went down to the last over before CSK clinched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Over 4000 policemen were stationed to oversee that no violence erupted in the duration of the match. Even the toss was delayed as match referees and officials could not make it to the ground on time. During the match, shoes were even hurled at Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis. Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanth lashed out at the attack on cops by protestors, during the match. The protests are taking place all over Tamil Nadu, demanding the constitution of Cauvery Management Board.
ANI’s official confirmation tweet:
— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2018
It seems cricket fans are heartbroken over the incident and some also feel it is the end of cricket at Chepauk. Here is how they reacted to the decision:
Disappointed, wanted to watch a game on Chepauk this year _.
— Bowya Madhi _ (@bowya8) April 11, 2018
Now No need of CMB, problem solved.Atrocities _
— HarisH (@harishsuriya) April 11, 2018
Lets make it a Deal Politicians.!!!
If you don’t let #CSK play in chepauk , We won’t give a single vote to you.
— vijay kumar (@vjkumarf1) April 11, 2018
Ok IPL has been moved out but just don’t glorify the protests you did in Chepauk _ It was senseless, People would have supported you if you had fought for Cauvery all you did was target IPL, target Fans hell you guys even shamed women asking them to remove their Tshirts _
— Krish (@Kingkrish94) April 11, 2018
— Akshay Patil (@akshtweets) April 11, 2018
If we give in to the words of these assholes and shift IPL matched out of #Chennai, then I’m afraid we’ve failed as a state and as a #Tamizhan. That would be the day I feel ashamed to be here for the first time in my life. #IPL #CauveryManagementBoard #Chepauk #CMB @BCCI
— Shriram K (@shriramkenny) April 11, 2018
A fan took all the blame and apologized for hurling the show in the field on behalf of all Tamilians.
@faf1307 On the behalf of all tamilians I apologize for the `shoe` incident took place at chepauk stadium. It was ultimately annoying & embarrassing thing that miscreants done there and totally senseless. We all love you as we always did and please…no hard feelings__
— Swathy Vinayak (@SwathyVinayak) April 11, 2018
@ChennaiIPL Very Disappointed To See Lions Change It’s Den From Chepauk To ??.. Very Sad! & Feeling Bad That I Couldn’t Even See a Glimpse Of This CSK at The Chepauk!! @msdhoni @shanewatson95 @sambillings52 @ImRaina !! Miss U Guys ____
— parikshit surana (@psurana04) April 11, 2018
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will play their first home game after a gap of two years against Delhi Daredevils. It is a match of the equals and the match starts at 8:00 PM IST.