It has been confirmed that Chennai will no longer stage IPL matches amid security concerns, as reported by BBC News.
Chennai had their first home game on Tuesday but, there were a number of protests outside the Chepauk Stadium during the match, which have led to this decision.
The protests relate to a water sharing issue with the neighbouring state of Karnataka, and this comes as a huge blow for the city with it considered as one of the best to host this format of the game.
A new venue will be announced in due course as they look to find the right fit for MS Dhoni’s side.
The best players from around the globe take part in this event so it comes at a setback with many claiming it as their favourite ground to play at.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has spoken about the decision to take Chennai’s venue away:
“We had little option really. We did not want to deny the cricket fans of Tamil Nadu, the opportunity to support their team and savour the cricket but the local police were not willing to provide us adequate security,”
To add to the problems outside the stadium, some supporters were seen to be throwing objects such as shoes onto the ground whilst Tuesday’s match was taking place.