Rajnikanth backs the opposition to IPL matches in Chennai, urges players to wear black bands
Tamil film star Rajnikanth has voiced in the favor of protestors who are opposing the IPL matches in Chennai.
He said that the organizers should understand that organizing such an event at a moment when all the whole state of Tamil Nadu was agitating would be embarrassing.
He also said that Chennai Super Kings team players could play in the city wearing black bands to represent the anguish of people who have been protesting over the Cauvery issue.
The protestors are demanding for setting up of a Cauvery Management Board.
“Whole Tamil Nadu is agitating for Cauvery, and playing IPL matches will be an embarrassment,” he told to the reporters.
The BCCI, owners of the CSK and the IPL authorities should extend their cooperation and should allow the players to wear black bands in the match.
Rajnikanth also requested the IPL fans to wear black dresses to extend their support in the row.
AMMK (Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam) leader TTV and a few pro-Tamil fringes have expressed their solidarity to oppose the IPL matches citing the ongoing protests for supporting the setting up CMB.
A senior AIADMK Leader and fisheries minister D Jayakumar asserted that the BCCI would realize the situation in Tamil Nadu and decide whether to hold the matches or not.
Seven IPL matches are scheduled to be played in Chennai between April 10 and May 20.