IPL 2018: Calf injury may force Raina out of Kings XI game

David Miller and Marcus Stoinis

David Miller and Marcus Stoinis of Kings XI Punjab celebrate after winning the game

"Will miss playing on our home ground and entertaining our Chennai fans this season".

Speaking to reporters, CSK CEO Viswanathan said: "Yes, I met the Chennai Police Commissioner".

"Very sad that we have to play our remaining home games away from Chennai".

Thiruvananthapuram MP and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor too said on Wednesday the matches would be played at Thiruvananthapuram's Sports Hub if the BCCI made a decision to shift the venue to Kerala. The injury scare to Raina, who has failed to fire in the first two games, at this juncture would certainly be a concern for the CSK management.

"They (the crowd) deserved every bit of it", MS Dhoni showed his emotions during the post-match interview after Chennai Super Kings clinched a heart-stopper against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday (April 12).

The CSK management is downcast that the matches are moving out of Chennai.

It was good till it lasted for the cricket fans in Chennai who flocked in huge numbers and painted the Chepauk yellow not just in the game against KKR but also during the practice session and the practice matches.

CSK next play Kings XI Punjab at Mohali's IS Bindra Stadium on Sunday. "CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said to TOI. The miscreants, said to be from actor-director Seeman's Naam pro-Tamil outfit Tamizhar, were evicted from the MA Chidambaram Stadium and were sent to custody.

The prevailing political and security situation has forced this decision, Vinod Rai, head of the BCCI's Committee of Administrators, told agencies. They braved the protests that happened outside Chepauk regarding the Cauvery issue to come out and support their beloved franchise and Chennai rewarded them with a thrilling win.

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most consistent franchises in the history of T20 cricket can be testified by multiple IPL and Champions League titles to go with a plethora of appearances in the finals of a marquee event. CSK's successive "home" matches on 28th April (Vs MI), 30th April (Vs DD), 05th May (Vs RCB), 13th May (SRH) and 20th May (KXIP) would now be held in Pune.

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