IPL 7: Change IPL match date, Tamil outfit plea to top cop
Chennai: A pro-Tamil organisation today appealed to the Commissioner of Police to take steps to change the date of an IPL match here from May 18 to some other day.
The Chennai Super Kings are scheduled to play the Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 18th in Chennai.
Stating that May 18 was considered a "Black Day" due to the alleged genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka in 2009, Tamil Desiya Kootamaippu coordinator Athiyaman urged the top police official to take appropriate measures and get the match rescheduled.
Any celebration, entertainment or sport on that day would amount to hurting the sentiments of Tamils, he said. Hence, the match should be held on some other day, he appealed.