IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings matches moved to Pune, fresh CSK schedule: Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK’s) Indian Premier League (IPL) matches have somehow shifted from MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai to Pune. This news was confirmed by the league authorities on the last Thursday.
The decision declared and taken by the BCCI and the IPL governing council post the local cop team told that they are not able to give guarantee regarding the security of the players prior to the serious and dense protests going on in the city over the Cauvery water sharing argument.
The remaining 6 matches of CSK, starting with the visit of Rajasthan Royals on this 20th April, will now be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium.
The first home game of the Chennai Super Kings of IPL 2018 was played against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which was in the backdrop of enormous protests on the subject of Cauvery water sharing dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka shake the entire town.
In the stadium, a known protestor throw a shoe at CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja at the time of the Cricket match.
The BCCI had already short-listed four towns which will be host matches but finally, Pune was finalized, it is because the CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is proverbial with the conditions.
Already he played two seasons with Rising Pune Supergiants in the city.
CSK’s home schedule:
April 20, 2018: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
April 28, 2018: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
April 30, 2018: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils
May 5, 2018: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
May 13, 2018: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
May 20, 2018: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab ]
Head coach Stephen Fleming thanked the fans for welcoming CSK’s return and said that he is looking for a ‘peaceful’ resolution.
He also shares his feelings via his Twitter account and put a caption, “Sad to be leaving Chennai today. Great to be back and again experience the love and passion, the Tamil Nadu fans have for cricket and CSK. I trust a ‘peaceful’ resolution is found soon for the problems at hand. Thanks to everyone for making the team so welcome,”.