IPL 2018: Pro-Tamil activists behind the bars in shoe-hurling fiasco

IPL 2018: Pro-Tamil activists behind the bars in shoe-hurling fiasco

The home games of CSK have recently been moved to Pune.

Chennai Super Kings celebrate after winning against Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings celebrate after winning against Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: IANS)

The scenario is Chennai has recently been shambolic owing to the conundrum of the Cauvery Water District (CWD), which has heated up the atmosphere in the city. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also had to face the wrath of the incident. The crowd showered unconditional love and admiration for them as they took charge at the Chepauk against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

However, some shameful incidents panned out as shoes were pelted at Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja despite the tight security which was employed at the venue to curb any mishap, bearing in mind the gravity of the matter. Recently, the police have arrested 11 people who were conducting protests outside the Chepauk with banners of slogans.

CWD spewing venom on Chennai

Also, further reports suggested that 10 protestors were also sent behind the bars for allegedly beating up a policeman during the protests outside the venue. He was rushed to the hospital after he cut his lips and lost as many as three teeth as a result of the onslaught. The perpetrators were said to be approaching the stadium after which the incident panned out.

The issue has worsened to such extent that the remaining six home matches have been moved from Chennai to Pune. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played in Pune for a couple of years and hence his familiarity with the conditions along with the logistical viability has been taken into account for selecting Pune as a makeshift venue for the Super Kings.

CSK played the Final of the 205 edition of the IPL after which they were handed a suspension of a couple of years owing to match-fixing scandals. The recent implications of the CWD have indeed turned out to be harsh for both the team and their ardent supporters. For the time being, the supporters have to wait for at least another year in order to play at the Chepauk.

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