Protests begin in Chennai against Indian Premier League
Chennai: The police on Tuesday took into custody members of various organisations protesting against the holding of Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here.
The protesters from various political parties were raising slogans against the Centre for not constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee (CWRC) as mandated by the Supreme Court.
Members of the SDPI held protests on the arterial Anna Salai which threw traffic out of gear. The protesters shouted slogans in favour of the CMB.
Meanwhile, spectators are also trickling to the stadium while the match is expected to start 8 p.m. Earlier some protesters flew black balloons against the match.
Police also took into custody some protesters who tried to lay seige of the cricket stadium.
Movie Director Bharathirajaa and others said they would also protest on the main roads.
Meanwhile, the IPL organisers have decided to allow spectators to carry mobile phones into the stadium.
With IANS inputs