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The political issue is out of Super Kings' control and taking matches away from Chennai would be disadvantaging them greatly and also depriving the IPL of some of its most fervent fans. Because each franchise has only one or two Sri Lankan players out of a contingent of 11 overseas players, they should take the inconvenience in their stride for the greater good of the tournament.
By sticking with the schedule and not allowing Sri Lankan players to play in Chennai, the IPL has potentially given Super Kings a huge advantage. CSK's Sri Lankan imports are fringe players unlikely to get a game, while the visiting teams will have to do without key players such as Malinga, Jayawardene, Sangakkara, Mendis, Mathews, Dilshan, Murali etc. Effectively CSK will be playing weakened teams in eight matches and have the home advantage.
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