24.com – New Delhi – Protest-hit Chennai Super Kings were on Thursday ordered to play all their remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) home games 1 200 kilometres away in Pune after players had shoes thrown at them and were threatened with snakes being unleashed into their stadium.

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  • New Delhi – Protest-hit Chennai Super Kings were on Thursday ordered to play all their remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) home games 1 200 kilometres away in Pune after players had shoes thrown at them and were threatened with snakes being unleashed into their stadium.
  • Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu state, which has seen volatile protests over the handling of a water-shortage crisis with the authorities saying they could not guarantee security at Super Kings’ matches.
  • “The IPL governing council assessed the current situation in Chennai and a decision was taken to shift the matches from the MA Chidambaram Stadium to Pune,” a league statement said on Thursday.
  • “Very sad for our team @ChennaiIPL and the fans here in Chennai that we won’t be playing anymore games here this season.
  • In 2014, Chennai had to host four home games in Ranchi following a dispute between the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the local authorities.


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