New Delhi, April 9: In wake of the tensions mounting over IPL matches in Chennai over the ongoing Cauvery row, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Monday said the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) games at their homeground in Chennai will go ahead as per schedule. “IPL 2018 matches in Chennai will be held as per the schedule. Adequate security measures have been taken”, Singh was quoted by ANI. The IPL chairman further added that the premier league should not be dragged into political controversies.

To recall, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be playing four games at Chepauk before May 3 – vs Kolkata Knight Riders on April 10, vs Rajasthan Royals on April 20, vs Mumbai Indians on April 28 and vs Delhi Daredevils on April 28. It must be noted that the CSK is making a comeback to IPL after completing two-year suspension following the spot-fixing saga.

The Supreme Court on Monday has asked the authorities in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to maintain peace till the Court finalises the scheme for implementation of its judgment. The next hearing on the decade-old river water sharing dispute will be held on May 3. As per reports, the Centre to file a draft scheme on the same day.

Tamil Nadu in its petition said, "this plea was filed to “protect the interests of the farmers and the larger interests of the State”. “The central government was duty bound to take steps to facilitating implementation of the judgment by itself deciding and taking necessary action to constitute the machinery as per the mandate…”, it said, and added that “it (Centre) has not taken any concrete steps in this regard.”

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