IPL matches moved out of Chennai; in wake of intensifying protests

BCCI sources confirmed the decision in wake of yesterday's massive protests by Cauvery activists

With protests intensifying, all six Indian Premier League matches that had earlier been scheduled for Chennai have now been moved out.

The BCCI sources confirmed the decision in wake of yesterday’s massive protests by Cauvery activists.

The new venues would be announced just as soon as they are decided, it was informed.

Political parties and fringe groups have demanded that all the IPL matches scheduled to be held in Chennai be cancelled till the central government forms the Cauvery Water Management Board.

It need be recalled that yesterday itself, thousands of activists descended on Anna Salai, the arterial road near the Chepauk Stadium and asked fans to boycott the cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Though the match was held amid tight security, slippers were seen flying inside the stadium and yellow jerseys of Chennai Super Kings were burnt.

While most political parties supported the protests, many condemned the violence.

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