Yahoo7 News Australia – New Delhi (AFP) – Protesters burned merchandise and jostled with police outside a cricket stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, demanding Indian Premier League matches be cancelled as the southern city reels from a water descend on Chennai stadium ahead of IPL of demonstrators, some wearing black t-shirts and waving black balloons, gathered near the venue shouting slogans ahead of the Chennai Super Kings’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Summary

  • New Delhi (AFP) – Protesters burned merchandise and jostled with police outside a cricket stadium in Chennai on Tuesday, demanding Indian Premier League matches be cancelled as the southern city reels from a water descend on Chennai stadium ahead of IPL of demonstrators, some wearing black t-shirts and waving black balloons, gathered near the venue shouting slogans ahead of the Chennai Super Kings’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Police tried to force protesters on to buses outside the stadium in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, where the Kings are to play their first home match since a two-year ban for illegal gambling was lifted.
  • “We want all seven IPL matches in Chennai to be cancelled until our demands are met.
  • The state government had recommended IPL games be moved out of Chennai because of the protests but said they would provide security if they went ahead.
  • The Chennai stadium is scheduled to host the IPL matches between April 10 and May 20.


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