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Cauvery issue: Tamil outfit threatens let loose snakes during IPL matches

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

organises could find themselves on a slithery wicket with a Tamil outfit today threatening to let loose snakes into the stadium here to protest over the issue if another match of the league is held at the venue.

The snakes will not be poisonous as the intention is not to harm anybody, but to only express angst over the delay in formation of the Management Board (CMB), Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) chief T Velmurugan said.

"If the match is held on April 20 in Chennai as per schedule, I will hold the snake protest. I will let snakes into the stadium. There is no change in it," he said.

The TVK chief, who has held protests on several pro-Tamil issues, said, "These snakes which we intend to let into the stadium will have absolutely no poison."

"Our idea is not to harm anybody, be it players, spectators or the police personnel on duty. We want to scare people away, let there be no match now," he told

He said when the entire state of was on an agitation mode for its rights on the issue, an fixture, which was an entertainment event, was not needed.

Seven matches, including the one held yesterday, were scheduled to be played in Chennai.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 16:30 IST