Political parties, farmers and even actors have been holding protests against the non-formation of the Cauvery Management Board and have also demanded that IPL matches should not be conducted in Chennai, as it would remove focus from the ongoing struggle against the Centre.
Committee of Administrator (CoA) chief Vinod Rai had earlier said that the prevailing situation has forced them to explore options and they had kept four alternative venues ready. Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune and Rajkot are the names doing the rounds.
The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium-popularly called Chepauk Stadium-in Chennai is the home ground of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings franchise. KKR also started their new season of IPL with victory over RCB and in the last match, they also played well but CSK chased big score successfully against KKR which was so unfortunate for KKR. It is likely that the CSK home matches might be shifted to Kerala or Ranchi.
In the first match at their home on Tuesday, CSK's Sam Billings' 23-ball 56 run cameo overshadowed KKR's Andre Russell's blistering 36-ball 88 as the host won their second game by five wickets.
Massive police deployment, of over 4,000 personnel, and other security arrangements were made on Tuesday evening outside Chepauk stadium in Chennai to ensure that IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was held, amid raging protests by Tamil groups.
Watson was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Harbhajan, Jadeja and Shardul Thakur chipped in with one wicket apiece. The shoe missed the player at long-on, and fell near the boundary rope, near South Africans Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi.
The CSK has returned to the IPL fold after a two-year ban for the involvement of its officials in batting. The equation became much more easy as CSK needed 11 to win off six balls which they achieved with one ball remaining.
The aim of the protestors was to draw the public's attention towards the issue of acute water shortage faced by the Tamil Nadu farmers.
Vinay Kumar then bowled a wide before Jadeja and Bravo took singles off the next two balls.
Pune will be the new host of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches that were moved out of Chennai.