Protests begin in Chennai against IPL

Protests begin in Chennai against IPl

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Chennai: Security beefed up in Chennai as people demanding a Cauvery Management Board took to the streets against an IPL match to be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the city on April 10, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai: People demanding the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) stage a demonstration against an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scheduled to be held at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on April 10, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai: People demanding the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) stage a demonstration against an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scheduled to be held at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on April 10, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The police on Tuesday took into custody members of various organisations protesting against the holding of Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here.
The protesters from various political parties were raising slogans against the Centre for not constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) as mandated by the Supreme Court.
Members of the SDPI held protests on the arterial Anna Salai which threw traffic out of gear. The protesters shouted slogans in favour of the CMB.
Meanwhile, spectators are also trickling to the stadium while the match is expected to start 8 p.m. Earlier some protesters flew black balloons against the match.
Police also took into custody some protesters who tried to lay seige of the cricket stadium.
Movie Director Bharathirajaa and others said they would also protest on the main roads.
Meanwhile, the IPL organisers have decided to allow spectators to carry mobile phones into the stadium.
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