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IPL 2018: 'Gutted' over home games moved out of Chennai, here's what CSK stars said

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 12, 2018, 10:56 am IST
Updated Apr 12, 2018, 11:08 am IST
IPL governing body took the decision to shift the venue due to ongoing Cauvery water crises protest.
The joy of homecoming was shortlived for MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings after protest outside stadium over  Cauvery water crises. (Photo: BCCI)
 The joy of homecoming was shortlived for MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings after protest outside stadium over Cauvery water crises. (Photo: BCCI)

Chennai: Chepauk will no longer host Chennai Super Kings' home games after the Indian Premier League (IPL) governing body decided to move their remaining fixtures from Chennai to Pune due to the ongoing protests over Cauvery water crises.

The MS Dhoni-led side, were making their comeback in the tournament after the two-year absence. The joy of homecoming was short lived and once again the stadium will witness empty stands, after just one game.

 

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Three Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) workers on Tuesday were detained for hurling shoes inside the Chepauk stadium, Chennai, during the match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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Before the ninth over of the KKR innings, a shoe was hurled where Ravindra Jadeja was fielding as CSK officials and police manned the boundary rope. Later, Faf du Plessis, who was not a part of the playing XI, was seen carrying the shoe out of the field of play.

Ravindra Jadeja, on Wednesday 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.

Speaking on the issue, NTK leader Seeman on Wednesday said that they would protest on Thursday and would ensure that CSK’s match against Rajasthan Royals in the city on April 20 will not happen.

Along with Jadeja, other CSK players like Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Sam Billings, Shane Watson and the members of the support staff  took to micro blogging site Twitter to express their disappointment after the shift in venue.

Here's exactly what Harbhajan tweeted

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