CSK, RCB spar over Sambar after BCCI announces IPL 2019 fixtures

first_imgCSK, RCB spar over Sambar after BCCI announces IPL 2019 fixturesIndian Premier League 2019: Chennai Super Kings will begin their title defence at home on March 23 against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangaloreadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 20, 2019UPDATED: February 20, 2019 12:33 IST CSK and RCB will meet in the season opener of IPL 2019 in Chennai on March 23 (PTI Photo)The 12th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick start on March 23 with a marquee clash between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.The season-opener of IPL 2019 couldn’t have gotten any better as the two sides from South India share an intense rivalry. Moreover, with two of the most-celebrated India cricketers, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, leading the sides, there’s a lot of interest surrounding the South Indian derby of the cash-rich league.Moments after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the first 17 matches of IPL 2019, social media banter between the CSK and RCB resumed over a much-talked-about issue Sambar.”A spicy south Indian Derby for starters – but we prefer the sweet sambar…,” RCB wrote on Twitter, referring to their first match of the season away from home. CSK’s social media handle, known for its quirky tweets, was at it again when it said: “But sambar is always #Yellove in colour no?”For starters, Sambar, a lentil-based vegetable stew, served in Bengaluru and Chennai differ in taste with the one served in Karnataka generally sweeter in taste.But sambar is always #Yellove in colour no? Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) February 19, 2019Notably, only one IPL match was held in Chennai last year as games over moved out of the capital city of Tamil Nadu after protests erupted over the long-standing Cauvery river water issue. Nonetheless, CSK went on to lift the trophy after finishing second in the league stages, beating RCB twice en route.advertisementChennai will be hosting two matches in the first two weeks. Rajasthan Royals will visit the city on Sunday, March 31.The IPL governing body has announced the schedule only for the first two weeks, keeping in mind the impending announcement of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BCCI announced that the schedule for the first 17 matches may also change, subject to the dates of the assembly elections.”Once the election dates are released we will address any issues with the first two weeks and also prepare a schedule for the remainder of the season working with the local authorities around the polling dates,” the apex body of India cricket said in a release.Meanwhile, three-time champions Mumbai Indians took to social media and talk up their home game against Chennai Super Kings, scheduled for April 3 in Mumbai. @ChennaiIPLHome – April 3rdThis @IPL rivalry has a separate fan base #CricketMeriJaan #MIvCSK Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 19, 2019Also Read | India should not play Pakistan in 2019 Cricket World Cup: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | India-Pakistan World Cup clash likely to be discussed on sidelines of ICC meetFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more