TNPL: Officials not worried, play down protest threats

Although protesters are planning to disrupt the TN Premier League matches in Tirunelveli, organisers are not sweating over any possible threat.

Published: 17th July 2017 07:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 07:32 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Although protesters are planning to disrupt the TN Premier League matches in Tirunelveli, organisers are not sweating over any possible threat.

The protesters could be drawing inspiration from the fact that last year’s Indian Premier League matches were moved out of Maharashtra because of drought following a court order, But tournament officials are confident that it won’t be the case here.

The 12 matches in Tirunelveli will be played at the India Cements Ground, located inside the Shankar Nagar plant of the company. Sources in the know felt that since the organisation does not draw water from the Thamirabarani, there is no question of wasting water supposed to be used in households.

“The India Cements factory has its own water resources inside the premises with a recycling plant. Not just for this tournament, we have been using water from this plant for a long time. It is solely for the use of the company,” an India Cements official told Express.

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