The opposition by pro-Tamil outfits to the IPL matches was that the game would divert the attention of the youth from the Cauvery issue and lessen the impact of the state-wide stir.
The threat of more protests prompted police to step up security for the cricketers, including during their journey to the stadium from their hotel.
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam are leading the strike against the Centre.
The actor-turned-politician further said players and spectators must be allowed to wear black badges during the match in show of protest.
With the announcement of the Karnataka assembly polls this morning by the EC, the model code has come into effect.
This is the 14th straight day that the Question Hour has been washed out in the lower house.
Interlinking of rivers is now a project on fast track. It’s also a political voyage.
The SC verdict is a landmark verdict. It clearly rules that the rivers are national assets and no state can claim sole right over it.
The Supreme Court verdict has termed inter-state rivers as national assets and that no one state can claim absolute right over it.
Security has been heightened in Bengaluru with city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar saying that 15,000 police personnel have been deployed.
Protests that broke out in Karnataka against the Supreme Court's decision to release Cauvery water to TamilNadu.