All the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) matches of Chennai Super Kings will be shifted out of Chennai to Pune in the wake of Tuesday's violence over the Cauvery waters dispute.
"CSK will be asked to move their home matches to Pune as the Chennai police has expressed their inability to to provide adequate security for the remaining matches," IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla told reporters here on Wednesday.
Earlier, talking to IANS on phone, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Chief Executive Officer K.S. Viswanathan said: "We talked to the Chennai's Commissioner of Police over the issue. He suggested we shift the matches as the situation is volatile in the city."
"We have put the ball in BCCI's court and the board will now take a call on the issue," he added.
The BCCI top brass, including Rajeev Shukla, met in Jaipur on Wednesday to take a final call on the issue.
The BCCI had proposed five venues - Pune, Vizag, Trivandram, Rajkot and Lucknow to Chennai Super Kings, even though the franchise owners tried their best to convince the Board to not to move the IPL games out of the city.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni had played for now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant for two years during which the Super Kings were suspended.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune is logistically well placed to make the changes from the official broadcaster's point of view, while the pitch at the venue is a slow one, something similar to the what one gets to see at Chepuak.
"All the fans were excited to see CSK playing at home after two years but now they will be devastated," CSK off-spinner Harbhajan Singh told media All over tamilnadu students bunk classes and perform agitation over centre government for failing to execute Superme Court order.
Massive protests over the Cauvery issue were held outside the MA Chidambram Stadium even as Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders took the field on Tuesday. The toss was delayed by 13 minutes as match officials found it difficult to enter the stadium.
There was a major security scare during the CSK vs KKR match on Tuesday when shoes were flung towards Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja. Four people were arrested immediately.
The incident happened in the eighth over of the KKR innings. The unidentified protestors hurled shoes at Jadeja, who was stationed at long-on. The footwear missed the player fell near the boundary rope as du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi were taking a stroll.
Over four thousand Police Personnel were deployed for the security of the players and fans despite which some prpotesters managed to sneak into the stadium. Protesters also beat up a few fans outside the stadium and the Police arrested a number of miscreants, who were trying create ruckus in and out of the stadium.
One incident of protesters burning yellow jerseys, the attire of Chennai Super Kings players, was also witnessed.
However, security personnel numbering in thousands ensured eventual passage for the teams, officials, media and broadcast crew into the stadium where the match began on time. CSK won the toss and opted to bowl against KKR.
Opposition parties have been asking the BCCI to move this year's IPL matches out of Chennai due to the water shortage in the state and also over delays in setting up the Cauvery Water Management Board.