IPL: Chennai Super Kings happy to be back on home turf

CSK was forced to play its home matches in Pune for security reasons after political protests during its only match in Chennai against KKR in 2018 

After political controversy prevented Chennai Super Kings from playing its matches at Chepauk, it will play its matches at home in 2019.   -  Sportzpics/IPL

Chennai Super Kings CEO K.S. Viswanathan expressed happiness that the reigning champion will be able to kickstart its title defense campaign at home in front of its boisterous fans. 

Last year, CSK was forced to play its home matches in Pune for security reasons after political protests during its only match in Chennai against Kolkata Knight Riders with the team even organising special trains to ferry its ardent fans to Pune.

IPL 2019 schedule

Viswanathan added, "with domestic cricket ending only on March 14, the camp here would start after that. We might get a batch of players early if their respective domestic teams are not in the knockout stages of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy." The coaching and support staffs are expected to arrive in the city by March 10.