Cancel Indo-Lanka matches: Law suit
The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to the Centre and the BCCI on a PIL seeking direction to cancel all future matches between India and Sri Lanka, until disputes between Tamils and Sinhalese are settled and peace prevails in the Bay of Bengal.
A division bench comprising justices R Banumathi and B Rajandran also asked them to file their reply to the PIL on April 16.
In his PIL, advocate S Calvin Christopher also sought a direction to BCCI not to sign any contract for international matches between India and Sri Lanka.
The petitioner alleged that whenever the Lankan cricket team was defeated by India, whether it was in the World Cup in April last year or later, there was backlash from that country’s naval men on innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu.
Similarly, after India defeated Sri Lanka in the recent triangular cricket series in Australia, Indian fishing boats were destroyed and fishermen were attacked, he claimed.
While the state government granted Rs 3 crore to the victorious Indian Team on April 4, 2011, the families of Tamil fishermen had received Rs 3 lakh or below for each death, he said.
“The life of a Tamil fishermen seemed to be cheaper in the eyes of the Tamil Nadu government,” he said.
Taking into consideration the safety of the Indian fishermen, the court should stay future matches between India and Sri Lanka, until peace prevails in entire Bay of Bengal, the petitioner said. (PTI)
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where is india? i never heard that country and what do they want from us?
Does this mean our criketing heroes will soon be unable to participae in the IPL?
That very great news us!We no need to play with india any sports in future because of indians don´t know anythings about sports.Every human should understand sports and politics are very very defferents,if they know about this ……then why we should play with them?
Srilanka is a peacefull country today.! What these indian tamils want from us..? Can’t they live in peace..?
Tamils life were not worth even 50cents when Pig leader Prabakaran used them to shield himself..! Had not you eyes to see that..? Was Tamilnadu govt Blinded then…?
Cricket is a symbol of colonial decadence. Australians and the British make money out of cricket and indians with a billion plus population can baost of cricket and even then they either totter in the field to end up as also ran.
A majr power house of ctcket cannot host big tiem matches there. The last time Lankans played there the lankans survived just by the skill of the bus driver. If this happened in England the driver wud have been awarded some cross or the other for baravery. The only citation he got was from the bcci.
The lankans beat the indians on a regular basis. Tamils are not represented in the national team for the simple reason strong tamils have better things to do or maybe in some detntion camp. So the tamils in the Nadu have little to lose…evven at the expense of killing the team. Rmemebre it was in the Tamil Nadu that the one time prime minister of India…..and was it not that Jay Lalitha led the government.
Things are not going well for the Indians, the economy is in shambles terrorism at all levels is rampant, bribery, corruption in spite of the ministries appointed has failed to make an impact
The Cricket Board or whatever it is called ought to request all fixtures to india be banned due insecure conditions in India
I think they are confused between tamilnadu cricket team with indian cricket team. To my knowledge Tamil Nadu courts cannot have any exclusive say on Indian “national” cricket team.
At the end if they don’t want to play with Sri lankan team, so be it, we are not going to die.
Europeans previously tried with GSP+. What happened?
Manjula’s peanut brain. South India supplies approximately 80% of the Indian national cricket team!
yes mr.negam you mean 80% of tamil tigers.
Mahinda Rajapaksa fought a holy war to preserve the unitary state of Sri Lanka and finished the Tamil Tigers forevere and forever. If you continue referring to Tamil Tigers, you are insulting our heroic leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Negam’s peanut brain, supplying 80% of a national team got nothing to do with rules and regulations of a country.