Chennai: Chennai Super Kings’ Ravindra Jadeja took to Twitter to send across a message to fans after the team’s Indian Premier League (IPL) home matches were moved out of the city.
The cricketer was also responding to the shoe-hurling incident during CSK’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday, where workers of the Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) were seen doing the same.
The incident happened during the ninth over of KKR’s innings when shoes were hurled while Jadeja was fielding. It was later when Faf du Plessis carried the shoe out of the ground.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India was mulling alternate venues for Chennai's remaining six IPL matches after protesters scuffled with police and threw shoes on the pitch at their home match on Tuesday.
"We are thinking on the lines of shifting the IPL matches from Chennai," BCCI administrator Vinod Rai was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency.
The BCCI had four alternative venues up its sleeve -- Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Pune and Rajkot -- none of which is in Tamil Nadu, the water-strapped southern state home to Chennai.
"CSK can play their matches at these venues," Rai said, using the acronym for the Chennai Super Kings franchise.
CSK will next face off against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Sunday....