Sri Lankan players not allowed in Chennai in 2013

During the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013, politics came in the way for participation of Sri Lankan players. The State of Tamil Nadu wasn’t in favour of the Sri Lankans participating in the IPL. And as a result, they were not allowed to play the IPL matches in Chennai due to the high emotions running throughout the state against the Sri Lankan Government.

The then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa also made a statement that she is ready to allow matches in Chennai only if BCCI take responsibility that no Sri Lankans will be involved in them.

Amul referred to it as, “Shanka about Lanka?” which means “Doubts about Lanka?”

The caricature showed the CM dismissing the Sri Lankan cricketers and said Amul was “For Butter Relations!”