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IPL 2018: Politicians Protests Against Hosting Matches In Chennai
By CricShots - Apr 5, 2018 1:32 pm
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On one hand, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) aren’t leaving any stone unturned in their preparations for their comeback in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), on the other hand, their has been an unwanted controversy already took a rise at their home location.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

All the CSK fans are eagerly waiting for the return of the most successful IPL team which was evident when the Chepauk Stadium witnessed the crowd of around 15000 just for the practice matches. CSK will play their opening encounter of the 11th edition at Wankhede Stadium against Mumbai Indians on April 7. However, some of the political groups in Chennai are demanding to ban IPL matches in Chennai.

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Recently, a lot of controversies have taken a rise related to Cauvery Management Board (CMB) in the state which has not yet set up despite the order from Supreme Court which had given them a six-week deadline. All the other parties in the Chennai are protesting against the Centre and also a State bandh has been called on Thursday (April 5) for the same reason.

The leader of Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) party, Panruti T Velmurugan, warned that they will protest in a domestic way if the people will buy tickets of IPL matches and if BCCI conducts the IPL matches.

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MS Dhoni during the practice sessions at Chepauk

As quoted in The News Minute, Panruti said, “In order to condemn the Centre which shows no regard for the livelihood and the identity of the Tamils, we request that the IPL should not take place here – at a time when Tamilians are bursting with anger. If the BCCI conducts the IPL here, and the Tamil Nadu government and the Tamil Nadu police support it, then all those who eat the food produced by farmers will buy tickets and go inside the stadium and protest in a democratic way.”

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Furthermore, another party member added, “Tamil Nadu government, BCCI and the IPL Management should not push us to that level. If all our notifications on this matter are ignored, we are ready to come to the streets (to protest).”

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