Cauvery protests: CSK's matches to be shifted out of Chennai?

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"The matches had to be shifted out of Chennai as police had said that they were unable to provide security in the prevailing situation".

The news of shifting all the home matches of CSK to another venue was confirmed according to the reports in ANI following severe protests for the match on Tuesday.

It was the ideal homecoming for Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018.

Asked why Pune was selected, an IPL source told PTI that captain Dhoni knows the conditions well and logistically it made sense to have Pune as the new venue instead of Visakhapatnam.

Chennai Super Kings will lose their home advantage for the rest of the IPL.* The IPL has made a decision to move their six remaining home games out of the city in the wake of protests during the venue's first match and threats to disrupt more fixtures.

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.

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"It feels good, to come back after two years and win", Dhoni said as Chennai returned to the IPL after a two-year ban and played in front of the home fans.

During the Tuesday's IPL match, shoes were also hurled at Chennai Super Kings cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and South African skipper Faf du Plessis. The other one landed near Faf du Plessis', who was carrying drinks. Shane Watson gave a brilliant start by making 42 runs in 19 balls, helping the team to pursue the target of 203 runs.

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.

The court had granted six weeks time to the Centre to formulate a scheme to ensure compliance with its 465-page judgement on the decades-old Cauvery dispute, which modified the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award of 2007. Members of the film fraternity also protested against the match being held in Chennai.

Vinay Kumar then bowled a wide before Jadeja and Bravo took singles off the next two balls.

As the crowd kept surging, police found it hard to differentiate the protestors and the spectators, many of whom were stranded and were itching to enter the stadium, as they would be watching the first IPL match in two years.