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Protesters descend on Chennai stadium ahead of IPL match

Chennai: Police detain activists of Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi who were staging an anti-IPL protest outside MAC Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI4_10_2018_000119A)

By: Sarwar Alam

Protesters burned merchandise and jostled with police outside a cricket stadium in Chennai on Tuesday (10), demanding Indian Premier League matches be cancelled as the southern city reels from a water crisis. Hundreds of demonstrators, some wearing black t-shirts and waving black balloons, gathered near the venue shouting slogans ahead of the Chennai Super Kings’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Police tried to force protesters on to buses outside the stadium in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, where the Kings are to play their first home match since a two-year ban for illegal gambling was lifted. The drought-prone…

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