Clouds of Controversy loom over the 11th edition of Indian Premier League as the Indian Politician and AMMK leader T. T. V. Dhinakaran appeal the cricket fans and the Tamil Nadu youths to shun IPL matches.
Yesterday, more than 10000 CSK fans were present in M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to get a glimpse of their favourite cricketing star and skipper of the home team M.S.Dhoni as the Men in Yellow were training for their match against the buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) on April 10, 2018.
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It seems that the MS Dhoni-led franchise is again in a controversy as the political groups are have decided to protest on April 10 outside the historic Chepauk stadium.
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According to reports, protesters in Chennai painted a few posters of CSK with black colour in order to show their outrage against the central government over its negligence to set up Cauvery Management Board (CMB) within the deadline.
Earlier, TVK leader Panruti T Velmurugan said,“We have submitted our request to Police Commissioner to not let IPL match take place on April 10 till Cauvery Mangement Board is formed. If at all any match happens we will protest in the stadium.”
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While the Tamil Nadu Government has filed a contempt petition against the Central Government against the issue and the case will be heard on April 9.
Meanwhile, Chennai will be hosting IPL matches almost after a long interval of two years as the home team Chennai Super Kings was suspended over a spot-fixing controversy.
Today, the two-time IPL champions will play their first match against the defending champions Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.