Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni (Image credit: Sportzpics)
PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss has called for legislation to facilitate local booking in Tamil Nadu and greater Tamil representation in CSK team
Chennai Super Kings are among the most successful teams in IPL having won the coveted league four times in their history, CSK are aiming for their fifth title in IPL 2023 as they are currently in fourth place in the points table.
CSK remain a force not to be reckoned with under captain MS Dhoni, although PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss has made a stunning request, urging the Chennai-based franchise to give more Tamil players chances.
Patali People’s Party leader Anbumani Ramadoss addressing the BAMKA 2.0 explanatory public meeting held in Uthramerur, Kanchipuram district, called for local reservation in the IPL.
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PMK MP Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has highlighted the ’emotional’ problem of no Tamil player in the CSK team, urging that there should be legislation which would make it easier for Tamils to work 80% in Tamil Nadu .
Ramadoss said the same rule should also apply to cricket in the state, with IPL being no exception.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Ramadoss said, ‘I love Dhoni but it is unfortunate that there are no Tamils at CSK.’
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“I’m also a CSK supporter, I like Dhoni a lot, whistle for Dhoni, but it’s really sad that there isn’t even a single Tamil in this team, there are 20 players and he should have at least one Tamil, what is the rationale for not having Tamil Nadu players on behalf of Chennai,” he added.
No less than 12 Tamil Nadu players are plying their trade in the ongoing IPL 2023 campaign but all of them have been bought by other franchises except CSK.
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Sonu Yadav and Dinesh Karthik play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore are all plying their trade for Gujarat Titans. The Rajasthan Royals have Murugan Ashwin and Ravichandran Ashwin, the Kolkata Knight Riders have N Jagadeesan and Varun Chakaravarthy, while the Punjab Kings have Shahrukh Khan.
T Natarajan and Washington Sundar have been roped in by Sunrisers Hyderabad although the latter was previously ruled out of IPL 2023 due to injury.
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