NEW DELHI - The Indian Premier League’s decision to move the home matches of the Chennai Super Kings to Pune has not only left the ‘Whistle Podu’ fans heart-broken, but has also put a huge blot on Chennai’s cricketing legacy.
“The IPL governing council assessed the current situation in Chennai and a decision was taken to shift the matches from the MA Chidambaram Stadium to Pune,” a league statement said on Thursday.
“We had decided that we will host matches in Chennai only after we are promised foolproof security there. But today they (local authorities) informed CSK that they will not be able to handle security,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told reporters on Wednesday.
The Yellow Brigade, which has been waiting with bated breath to see their stars in action after a two-year break due to the ban on Chennai Super Kings for corruption, will now have to wait another year to see them in action.