IPL 2018: CSK will play at this venue in the remainder of the season

Chennai will not host any IPL matches this year | Image: Twitter

Chennai will not host any IPL matches this year | Image: Twitter

XtraTime News Desk: Indian Premier League matches of Chennai Super Kings are being moved out of Chennai owing to security concerns. The BCCI has stated that the reaming six matches will held at Pune. “The matches had to be shifted out of Chennai as police had said that they were unable to provide security in the prevailing situation. CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune,” IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla told PTI.

Top officials of the Chennai-based franchise were earlier in a meeting with the local police to find out if adequate security can be provided for the six remaining home fixtures at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium. However, according to reports, the police expressed their inability in ensuring enough personnel at the venue for the smooth conduct of the games.

Meanwhile, the ticket sales for CSK’s next scheduled home game, against Rajasthan Royals on April 20, were put on hold on Wednesday (April 11).

Pune to host CSK's remaining home matches | Image Source: sportzwiki.com

Pune to host CSK’s remaining home matches | Image Source: sportzwiki.com

During CSK’s first home game against Kolkata Knight Riders, on Tuesday (April 10), groups of protesters demonstrated outside the M.A. Chidambaram stadium demanding a boycott of the match. Despite a tight security blanket in and around the stadium, spectators threw a pair of shoes near the boundary ropes during the course of the match and were subsequently expelled from the venue. Incidentally, this game marked the return of IPL to the city after the franchise completed it’s two-year ban.

 

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