Tamil film industry unites against IPL tournament in Chennai

Bengaluru, APR 9: Emotions are running high across Tamil Nadu over the Centre’s delay in constituting the Cauvery Management Board as directed by the Supreme Court in its judgement recently. The latest season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is facing the heat amid ongoing agitations in the state.
The clamour for banning IPL matches that are scheduled to be held in Chennai has been growing strong by the day. The high-profile members of the Tamil film fraternity have expressed their unhappiness with the cricket board holding a game carnival in the state, which is reeling under several serious issues.
On Sunday, Superstar Rajinikanth backed the Opposition’s demand on the IPL.
“It is an embarrassment to think of IPL at the present situation in the state. At least the members of the Chennai Super Kings should wear a black band during matches to express solidarity with the protesting groups,” said Thalaivar.
In case, the BCCI and CSK management were not comfortable doing that, he asked cricket fans who go to watch the IPL matches to wear black clothes to support the protests.