Get ready. Jallikattu Premier League in Chennai from January 7
Chennai is all set to get a Jallikattu Premier League. Yes, no need to rub your eyes - you're reading this right! Read on to learn more.
The Chennai Super Kings will be back for the next edition of the IPL. But will the Tamil Nadu capital also get a 'Chennai Super Bulls' team?
Well, believe it or not, jallikattu, the controversial bull-taming sport for which so many protested across Tamil Nadu earlier this year, is getting its own Premier League. Move over, Super Kings.
The Jallikattu Premier League will be organised by the Tamil Nadu Jallikatu Peravai and the Chennai Jallikatu Amaippu on East Coast Road.
No word yet on what animal rights groups have to say about this fascinating new development.
Jallikattu is generally played during Pongal, a harvest festival. It is played in southern parts of Tamil Nadu like Madurai, Trichy, Alanganallur, and Avaniapuram.
Earlier this year, the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a bill - replacing an ordinance - which made jallikattu legal in the state. It had been banned by the Supreme Court in 2014.
In Novemeber, the Supreme Court sought a reply from the Tamil Nadu government within four weeks on a plea (moved by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA) challenging the law on jallikattu.