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Why CSK vs KKR IPL 2018 toss got delayed, a bizarre reason!

The toss at Chepauk for the IPL 2018 game between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was delayed because the match officials were stuck in the protests outside the stadium.

cricket Updated: Apr 10, 2018 20:26 IST
N. Ananthanarayanan
N. Ananthanarayanan
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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The toss in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was delayed as the match officials were stuck in the protests outside the MA Chidambaram stadium.(Twitter )

The toss in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders was delayed on Tuesday after the umpires were delayed on their way to the MA Chidambaram stadium, local officials said. (CSK vs KKR LIVE UPDATES)

The match is going ahead with heavy police presence around the stadium due to protesters demanding Cauvery water opposing the game while Tamil Nadu struggles without water for its farmers. (CSK vs KKR SCORES)

Although both teams arrived – Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team reached well in advance – and fans filled the stands, toss was held up. It is supposed to take place 30 minutes before the game at 8 pm.

However, umpires were delayed, reportedly due to protests and traffic on their way. The toss finally took place 15 minutes before scheduled start of the game.

First Published: Apr 10, 2018 19:57 IST