Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Cauvery protest: BCCI thinking of shifting IPL matches from Chennai

Cauvery protest: BCCI thinking of shifting IPL matches from Chennai

"CSK can play their matches at these venues", Rai said, using the acronym for the Chennai Super Kings franchise.

CSK have made a comeback in the cash-rich league after serving two-year suspension for spot-fixing.

Disappointment was writ large on the face of Dinesh Karthik after Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost to the Chennai Super Kings, despite putting up a total above 200, at the Chepauk, on Tuesday.

After protesters had threatened matches at MA Chidambaram Stadium, IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla met Home Secretary on Tuesday and was assured of complete security cover for players and spectators. Good to see Sam bat the way he does, " the Super Kings captain said.

Former India opener Aakash Chopra tweeted about Vinay's performance in the two matches for Kolkata Knight Riders in this IPL which did not go down well with Tiwary.

The threat of more protests prompted police to step up security for the cricketers, including during their journey to the stadium from their hotel.The CSK team suffered a slight delay on its onward trip to the stadium for the match due to the disruption.

It is believed that the protestants outside MA Chidambaram Stadium, who were holding a protest regarding the Cauvery issue are believed to the ones who were involved in this act.

Earlier, After Dhoni won the toss and made a decision to put KKR in to bat, KKR started off on a positive note. CSK knew they had to get a fast start to stay in the match and Rayudu and Watson did just that and gave the team a fast start.

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Both sides come into the game on the back of defeats in their opening matches and will be keen to get their first points on the board for 2018.

Nitish Rana (16) had perished before Uthappa, trying to drag a back-of-a-length Shane Watson delivery behind square on the leg side only for keeper Dhoni to take an easy catch behind the stumps.

Russell came in to join Karthik and he tore the CSK bowling apart with his big hitting as they set a target of 203 for the hosts.

With four runs needed off the last two balls, Jadeja finished things off on the penultimate ball of the match with a massive six over long-on.

Chennai, champions in 2010 and 2011, will play three more matches at the venue this month.

The Englishman scored 23-ball 56 runs that included five sixes and two fours.

But Kolkata finally pulled it back with Tom Curran sending back Watson to pavillion for a 19-ball 42 as CSK ended the powerplay on 75/1 after 6 overs.

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