New Delhi, April 11: The sale of tickets for the match to be played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on 20th April has been postponed, said Tamil Nadu Cricket Association on Wednesday. The development comes after series of protests witnessed during the first match played in Chennai on Tuesday.
A news agency, ANI, reported that the association has said that further details will be intimated in due course. Earlier, it was also reported that the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 matches which were scheduled to be held in Chennai have been shifted to another venue amid massive protests over Cauvery Management Board.
On Tuesday, protesters hurled shoes on players during the match. Police have also arrested 21 Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) party workers and sent to Puzhal Central Prison for hurling shoes inside the Chepauk stadium. The arrested party workers were also charged with beating up policemen on duty. The protesters were protesting against holding of the IPL matches in Tamil Nadu amid the raging Cauvery protests. Tamil Superstars Rajinikanth also condemned the alleged attack on policemen.
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing protests for the past one week, urging the Centre to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). On Sunday, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) also launched ‘Cauvery Retrieval Walk‘ in regard to this. The Supreme Court had on February 16 pronounced its verdict on the vexed dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The apex court directed Karnataka to release 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of water to Tamil Nadu. This reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft from the 192 tmcft allocated by a tribunal in 2007.
The next match in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium was scheduled to be held on April 20 between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The revised venue for the match is yet to be announced.