Blow for CSK as Raina out of next two IPL matches

CSK's first match in Pune will be against Rajasthan Royals on April 20.

Chennai Super Kings have got off to a prolific start in the Indian Premier League (IPL) despite being criticised for signing too many senior players at IPL 2018 auctions.

Tuesday's game against the Kolkata Knight Riders was the first in Chennai since the reintroduction of the Super Kings franchise this season. That was conveyed to BCCI, and they have to take a decision now.

Chennai Super Kings will lose their home advantage for the rest of the 2018 season.* The IPL has made a decision to move their six remaining home games out of Chennai in the wake of protests during the first match, and threats to disrupt more fixtures.

Very sad that we have to play our remaining home games away from Chennai.

Asked what he meant by "reschedule", Mr. Viswanathan said that since the IPL matches could not be shifted to any other date at this point, they had to be moved out of the city. Four options had been shortlisted for the home matches, including Pune, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, and Rajkot according to sources. In his tweet, he remarked that despite the miscreants hurling shoes at the players, the players still have a lot of love for their fans in Chennai.

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Meanwhile, IPL matches that were moved out of Chennai will most likely be held in Pne.

IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla confirmed on Wednesday that upcoming matches of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be relocated outside the state due to growing security concerns.

The CSK management is downcast that the matches are moving out of Chennai. The match was also preceded by massive protests from various groups and activists.

The snakes will not be poisonous as the intention is not to harm anybody, but to only express angst over the delay in formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) chief T Velmurugan said.

The drought-prone state has witnessed mounting protests in recent weeks over a disputed accord with neighbouring Karnataka on how to share water from the key Cauvery river, a hot-button issue in southern India.

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