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    Should the Cauvery issue be a hurdle to conduct IPL matches at Cheapak in Chennai ?

    Major political parties are up in the arms against the indifference of the Central government for not announcing to set up Cauvery Water Management board as directed by SC. Now the parties have called for Bandh or total shut down in TN for 5th April and there is also a call to postpone the IPL matches which are scheduled to be held from 7th April and some matches are slated to be held at the Cheapak stadium in Chennai. Even the Film personalities have requested for the postpone of IPL matches as the state is fighting for a showdown with centre on Cauvery issue.
  • #632159
    Maybe possible. It is better to shift the location of Chennai matches to some other place instead of postponing the matches. They can conduct the matches in a nearby a place like Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh. It is maximum one hour journey from Chennai to Visakhapatnam and it is not very difficult to organise the match there.
    The organisers may expect no problem as the matches are in the evenings and youth are interested in watching the matches. So they may not cause any disturbance. But this type of thinking may put the total tournament at a risk. Hence shifting of the venue will be the best option and they can return the money to the ticket holders and sell fresh tickets at Vizag and the option to come to Vizag on their own to spectators can be kept open.
    Otherwise, the whole schedule of the IPL will get affected and be finding again suitable dates and making all the arrangements will be a big issue.

    always confident

  • #633220
    This has become a hurdle and the matches are being shifted to Pune and or other venues. Somehow, Chennai and TamilNadu has been unlucky, after the ban on the CSK, the fans were eagerly awaiting MS Dhoni and team to enthrall them but sadly, the water dispute has come in the way.

    Water disputes especially the Cauvery river issue is very emotional on both sides of the border because the livelihoods of farmers depend on it and the fate of many political parties also are influenced by their views. Often the film industry also throws its hat in support. When such is the magnitude of the issue and its impact, a commercial event like IPL that stands for fun, money, glamour and partying apart from cricket would be a taunt on the plight of the farmers.

    Hence many political parties have insisted on a ban. I wish, they had followed the request of Mr.Rajinikanth, wearing black band and I felt that if the had agreed to express the solidarity for the suffering people before each match, then perhaps the games would have been played.

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