Chennai: Massive anti-IPL protests by pro-Tamil groups erupted here on Tuesday with scores of activists including film directors being detained even as police chased away agitators in some places.
One incident of protesters burning yellow jerseys, the attire of Chennai Super Kings players, was witnessed. Two activists belonging to a pro-Tamil outfit threw a shoe into the ground when the Chennai Super Kings-Kolkata Knight Riders match was in progress at the M A Chidambaram Stadium, police said.
However, the match went on and the activists belonging to Naam Tamizhar, detained. The slippers fell near CSK fielder Ravidra Jadeja who was fielding at long-on.
The incident occurred when the eighth over was in progress with the Kolkata Knight Riders batting.
Pro-Tamil groups like Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) and a newly launched forum of Tamil directors had given a boycott call of the popular Indian Premier League.
They alleged that the game was being organised to divert attention from the raging Cauvery protests across the state.