Anna Salai turned into a battlefield as members of Tamil outfits and some movie personalities turned their Cauvery demonstrations into anti IPL outburst paralysing traffic and throwing normal life out of gear for several hours yesterday evening. The protestors wanted IPL matches shifted outside Tamil Nadu or post poned until the Cauvery issue was resolved.
Police had a tough time controlling the crowd.Many film personalities were taken into custody as they refused to disperse with their supporters. The match however started on time and was disrupted for about 30 minutes when some NTK supporters shouted slogans and hurled chappals into the ground. They were taken away by the police and were detained. The stadium had virtually become a fortress with about 4000 policemen, commandos and Rapid Action Forces standing guard. The match went on smoothly after that with CSK going on to win the same.