Indian spectators hurl shoes at foreign players during IPL match

Indian spectators hurl shoes at foreign players during IPL match

NEW DELHI - Three Indians were detained for hurling shoes inside the Chepauk stadium, Chennai, during an ongoing Indian Premier League between the Chennai and Kolkata sides on Tuesday.

Kolkata were batting in the game against when a few shoes were hurled from the upper tier of the stands opposite to the main pavilion.

The unidentified protestors hurled shoes at Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi were taking a stroll.

A couple of shoes also fell on the stands below, according to reports.

The protesters, who were also carrying a red flag against rules, were removed from the ground by the police, said the report quoting local organisers.

NTK, a Tamil nationalist party in the state, which among other protesters, is demanding a boycott of the IPL matches in Chennai until the Cauvery water issues is solved.

The political parties in the state have been protesting against the Centre's negligence in the formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

Earlier in the day IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also met Union Home Secretary Rajeev Gauba and demanded enhanced security arrangements during the matches in Chennai.

IPL has returned to Chepauk stadium after two years where the home franchise Chennai Super Kings are taking on Kolkata Knight Riders in the fifth match of the 2018 fixture.

Chennai on Tuesday saw massive protests against the conduct of IPL matches amid raging Cauvery demonstrations, with police chasing away agitators in some places. One incident of agitators burning yellow jerseys, the attire of Chennai Super Kings players, was also reported.

Hundreds of activists of pro-Tamil outfits like Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK), Naam Tamizhar, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and some Muslim groups staged road blockade at the arterial Anna Salai and TTK Salai, affecting traffic movement, police said.

In some places, protesters clashed with police.