Dwayne Bravo and Chennai Super Kings © AFP
Dwayne Bravo and Chennai Super Kings © AFP

Chennai are back in the Indian T20 league after span of 2 years. They made a dramatic entry in the tournament by snatching the victory from Mumbai by a wicket. Chennai fans have been eagerly waiting for this moment since two years and now when the moment has arrived Chennai are battling political issues with regards to the Cauvery controversy.

Keeping in mind the ongoing protests, the Chennai vs Kolkata clash on Tuesday is expected to take place amid high securities. The Tamil Nadu government has also issued certain rules and regulations for the fans attending the match like no banners and phones allowed, appropriate clothes to be worn and others.

Initially the Tamil Nadu government, officials, actors were against the Indian T20 league matches being held in Chennai. Rajnikanth had already expressed his views terming Indian T20 league matches an embarrassment amid Cauvery protests.

Tamil music composer G.V. Prakash also echoed the same thoughts and asked the Chennai fans: Would they want to risk going for the match with so many restrictions in place? This is what Prakash expressed over his Twitter account: “We are not saying no to IPL. But we have so many restrictions to watch match like in terms of what to wear, cannot carry mobile phones, banners. So amid so much restrictions why should we watch the match? With so many restrictions, is it safe to go and watch the match? That is the question running in our minds. That does not mean we are against IPL.”

The Tamil Nadu state cricketer and Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik felt awkward coming to his home town amidst tight security. He mentioned the same over his tweet on Monday:

The Supreme Court had said that it would hear the Cauvery water distribution issue on May 3 and asked the centre to file a draft scheme on the same day.