Pune to host home matches for Chennai Super Kings
Updated on: Apr 12, 2018 12:56 pm IST
The BCCI has officially confirmed that Chennai would not host any of the remaining home matches for Chennai Super Kings citing security concerns following during the first match.
Most likely now remaining of the matches would be scheduled in Pune.
Chennai Super Kings were to play against Rajasthan Royals at Chepauk on April 20, but now it would take place in Pune.
“We will ask Chennai to move their home matches to Pune as the Chennai police have expressed their inability to give adequate security for remaining of the matches,” said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.
Talking to the reporters in Jaipur, he said that said that they would now go with some other city.
Tuesday’s game was allowed to take place in MA Chidambaram Stadium despite massive protests over the Cauvery issue.
The match had a few nervy moments as the officials were not able to enter the stadium as planned.
Also Read: Shoes hurled in the stadium during CSK match
A pair of shoes was thrown in the stadium during eighth over of the first innings on Tuesday after which four people were arrested.
Supporters were also spotted burning the CSK merchandise and many of the CSK fans were threatened and attacked outside the stadium before the match.
There were over 4000 security personnel on duty on Tuesday to ensure the safety of players, officials and media personnel.
Having to shift the Home matches from the Den was not something that was on the cards. The Lions will roar in Pune and would like to thank all the Super Fans from the #WhistlePoduArmy for all the #Yellove support. Keep them whistles coming! 🦁💛
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 12, 2018
Sad to be leaving Chennai today. Great to be back and again experience the love and passion the Tamil Nadu fans have for cricket and CSK. I trust a ‘peaceful’ resolution is found soon for the problems at hand. Thanks to everyone for making the team so welcome.
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) April 11, 2018