Bharathiraja, Ameer others protest IPL match in city

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Monday, Apr 09, 2018

Bharathiraja, Ameer others protest IPL match in city

With just a day to go for the IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSk) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, several fringe political movements and a section of Tamil film industry have reiterated their demand to cancel the tie and threatened to stage protest in front of their stadium, while die-hard cricket fans in city are running around in search of tickets to watch the action live tomorrow. Remember all tickets for the first of the seven matches in Chennai are already sold out

Meanwhile, security has been tightened at the stadium and the hotel where the players are staying. Sources in the CSK camp denied reports that the match may be cancelled. 

A section of Tamil film industry led by filmmakers Bharathirajaa, Ameer, RK Selvamani and V Sekar floated an association called 'Tamil Panpaattu Peravai' today. Speaking on the occasion, they jointly said, 'Holding PL at a time when Tamilnadu is fighting for its rights in Cauvery water is an attempt to divide youngsters. How can we celebrate when there is grief in our house'.

They said, 'In solidarity with Tamils, they should postpone the match slated for tomorrow'. Asked what they decide to go ahead with the matches, Bharathiraja, said, 'We cannot disclose our strategy. But we will protest and disrupt the game'.

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