TVK leader Velmurgan has warned Chennai Super Kings players and supporters to enter the match stadium at their own risk. Hundreds of protesters are being speculated to enter the MA Chidambaram Stadium (famously known as Chepauk Stadium) as part of the protests on Wednesday. With worrying signs increasing in the state of Chennai amid the Cauvery row, TVK leader Velmurugan issued a warning of his own towards the Chennai Super Kings and their supporters. The TVK leader threatened the CSK players and said that if something occurs to them then it will not be the responsibility of TVK group or TN youngsters.
The Thamizhaga Vazhvumurai Katchi(TVK), a pro-Tamil party in Tamil Nadu, has issued a veiled warning to the Chennai Super Kings team who are part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and are currently practicing in the city.
“Players should understand that we are upset. At a time when we are battling for our rights, we don’t want this game of gambling to take place here. We know that the cricket players are staying at the old Adyar hotel for practice. For all those cricket players who understand Tamil and are watching this, please understand our feelings. Lakhs of youth in Tamil Nadu are in great anger. You will leave the hotel for shopping or site seeing. If there is even a small untoward incident, beyond the democratic forces, if you face any problems- Velmurugan, TVK or those protesting for Cauvery rights are in no way related,” Velumuragan, leader of TvK, said in a conference at the Press Club in Chennai.
As per reports, hundreds of protesters are being speculated to enter the MA Chidambaram Stadium (famously known as Chepauk Stadium) as part of the protests on Wednesday. Returning in the domestic cricketing extravaganza after a two-year exile, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing IPL at the Chepauk Stadium tomorrow.
After receiving a heads up thanks to some special intelligence inputs ahead of the CSK-KKR match, match spectators will not be given access inside the stadium by the security personnel if they are found wearing black clothes. The stadium security guards will remove any ticket holders from the stadium if they are found donning black clothing in the CSK-KKR match. With worrying signs increasing in the state of Chennai amid the Cauvery row, TVK leader Velmurugan issued a warning of his own towards the Chennai Super Kings and their supporters. The TVK leader said that his party cadres should understand the acknowledge the current scenario in Chennai.
Many political groups in Tamil Nadu have been demanding that Chennai should not host any IPL matches in solidarity with farmers agitating for the formation of the Cauvery Management Board/scheme. On Sunday, actor turned politician Rajinikanth said that CSK player should wear a black badge to show their support to the cause.
However, after this, he went on to claim that he was not threatening any player.
“They all are foreign players and players of Hindi origin. They might not be aware of this issue. We have no avenue to tell them about the cause we are fighting for. Hence we are appealing to them to support our cause,” Velmurugan said.
“IPL is watched by everyone all over the world. Our attempt is to garner attention to the Cauvery issue. We are not against cricket or players. We are merely fighting for our cause of setting up Cauvery, We will do that just like how our cadres registered protest in Mumbai yesterday on the Sterlite issue,” he added, referring to the protest against the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi.