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Raina, Jadeja, Harbhajan Say ‘Extremely Sad’ CSK’s Matches Moved

The team was returning to the league after serving a 2-year suspension and the IPL was ready to welcome them back.

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Over 10,000 people turned up for Chennai Super Kings’ practice match.
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Over 10,000 people turned up for Chennai Super Kings’ practice match even before the season got underway. The team was returning to the league after serving a two-year suspension and all of IPL was ready to welcome them back.

And they did. Till CSK landed home for their season opener. Riots and lathi-charge outside the Chepauk Stadium before their first home game was followed by some spectators throwing shoes at Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis during the match against KKR.

Why? Because the protestors did not want the match to take place in Chennai to protest the Centre’s inability to form a Cauvery Water Management board for the distribution of water to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka – the two states that the Cauvery river flows through. Protestors want the government to form a Cauvery Management Board in order to streamline the distribution of water from the River.

As Dhoni’s CSK move call Pune ‘home’ for the rest of the season, the team’s official handle posted an emotional goodbye to their home supporters.

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CSK players also took to the social media platform to bid farewell to their local fans who had managed to still fill the stands on Tuesday despite some being harassed by the protestors outside the gates.

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