As the entire MA Chidambaram Stadium was flooded in yellow to welcome the homecoming of Chennai Super Kings, a few protestors launched their shoes in the ground and jostled with the police demanding the Indian Premier League matches to be cancelled.

Hundreds of demonstrators, some wearing black t-shirts and waving black balloons gathered near the stadium ahead of the match against Kolkata Knight Riders to protest against holding IPL match in Chennai.

A group of spectators also threw a pair of shoes at the boundary in the MA Chidambaram Stadium near Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis, who was carrying drinks for his team players.

Police tried to control the protesters outside the stadium in Chennai, the capital of the drought-prone Tamil Nadu state that has witnessed raging aggression among the citizens in recent weeks over a disputed accord with neighbouring Karnataka on how to share water from the key Cauvery river.

The state government had suggested IPL games to be moved out of Chennai but said that they would provide security if they went ahead.

Earlier, Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth had also given his opinion on the controversy, urging fans to support the protesters.