IPL: Cauvery Protestors hurl shoes at CSK Players

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Protestors opposed the Indian Premier League on Tuesday’s match amid Tamil Nadu’s political agitation over the Cauvery water near Chepauk Stadium on Tuesday.

A couple of protestors hurled shoes at players from the upper tier of the stands while Kolkata Knight Riders were batting. Two people were arrested for the same.

CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis who were fielding near the boundary ropes threw the two shoes that fell inside the ground. A couple of shoes also fell on the stands below.

The match, CSK’s first at Chennai for almost two years went ahead under tight security after various political parties and farmer groups demanded IPL to cancel the game or move it outside the state.

Players were asked to wear black badges and the toss was delayed by 15 minutes after the umpires arrived late.

Protestors burned the ads and jerseys. They also jostled with police close to the stadium, demanding cancellation of IPL matches from the southern city that is facing a water crisis.

Hundreds of Demonstrators, some wearing black t-shirts with black balloons gathered near the stadium before the game start.

Police tried to force protests on the buses outside the stadium in Tamil Nadu’s capital, Chennai.

All roads leading to the stadium came under tight security to prevent such activists from spoiling the show.

Moreover, the teams had to enter the stadium through its back gate. The police issued a long list of restrictions for spectators.

Spectators wearing a black shirt or tunic won’t be allowed inside, a police officer added.


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