Web Desk: In an unsavoury incident, a couple of miscreants were on Tuesday detained by the police for hurling a shoe at India international cricketer Ravindra Jadeja during an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
The incident happened in the eighth over of the KKR innings. The unidentified protesters hurled shoes at Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi.
The match was preceded by massive protests from various groups and activists due to Cauvery water dispute prompting IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla to seek government intervention.
The 2018 Kaveri River water dispute is a series of ongoing protests between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka which are the two main states of India. The Kaveri water dispute has been a major controversial issue between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over the years and the issue has been raised further with protests have been conducted across the state of Tamil Nadu by several groups including from the large pile of actors and directors who have temporarily stopped working on their projects, films over the Karnataka’s betrayal and arrogance in allowing and sharing the Kaveri water to Tamil Nadu. The delay in establishing a Cauvery Management Board inorder to share equal river share award has sparked off protests in Tamil Nadu against the Karnataka state government.
Several film makers of the Tamil film industry has also criticised and threatened to postpone the IPL matches involving Chennai Super Kings which are to be held in Chennai as a part of the 2018 Indian Premier League season as Chennai Super Kings making their comeback into the IPL league after 2 years as they were serving a 2-year ban along with Rajasthan Royals over the 2013 IPL spot fixing scandal.