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'Ban players to pressurise SL government'

Around 25 city college students courted arrest here on Sunday by staging a demo in front of the venue of BCCI’s Annual General Meet.

Published: 30th September 2013 12:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2013 12:42 PM   |  A+A-

Around 25 city college students courted arrest here on Sunday by staging a demo in front of the venue of BCCI’s Annual General Meet.

The students said they wanted to express their condemnation for continued participation of the Sri Lankan players in the tournaments being organised by the board despite opposition from various sections in Tamil Nadu.

The students assembled in front of a luxury hotel where the office-bearers met and elected N Srinivasan as the board’s president. They raised slogans demanding ban on SL cricket players to condemn the genocide of Tamils in the island nation during Eelam war and continued denial of rights to the Tamils after the war.

“The SL players were allowed to participate in previous IPL tournaments. In the ongoing Champions League also teams from Sri Lanka were allowed to participate. We believe that banning the country players will put more pressure on the government to treat Tamils there equally,” said one of the protesting students. The students were released in the evening.



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