The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League kicked off on Saturday, with Chennai Super Kings overcoming a spirited effort from Mumbai Indians (MI) to register a narrow one-wicket win in the opening game of the tournament at Mumbai.
While CSK’s return to the IPL fold has been a cause for celebration for many in the cricket–mad city, Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth certainly isn’t impressed with idea of staging IPL matches in Chennai at a time when the state is embroiled in a dispute over Cauvery river water. He went on to term the decision to host matches in Tamil Nadu capital an”embarrassment”
The veteran actor, who recently announced his intention to join politics and form his own party, added that the players and fans should sport black armbands to protest the Centre’s delay in setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as directed by the Supreme Court.
RajiniKanth, along with fellow actor – turned- politician Kamal Haasa as well as a host of other celebrities protested at Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam today over the Centre’s delay in setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) . Rajinikanth added that any further delay from New Delh would earn Tamil Nadu’s wrath.