According to a report in "Mumbai Mirror" at least six teams have written or in the process of writing to BCCI to axe Chennai as an IPL venue due to anti-Sinhala sentiments in Tamil Nadu.
Also, the report added that teams were sent an informal advisory to not include Sri Lankan players in their line-ups.
Most of the nine franchises have Sri Lankan cricketers in their squads with Mahela Jayawardene captaining Delhi Daredevils.
In 2010, Hyderabad was dropped from the venues list for the now defunct Deccan Chargers due to Telangana issue.
"Apply the same yardstick here, too," said an official from a top franchise to "Mumbai Mirror".
IPL 6 will start on April 3.
List of Sri Lankan players in IPL 6
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sachithra Senanayake
Chennai Super Kings: Akila Dananjaya and Nuwan Kulasekara
Delhi Daredevils: Mahela Jayawardene (captain) and Jeevan Mendis
Mumbai Indians: Lasith Malinga
Pune Warriors India: Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews
Rajasthan Royals: Kusal Janith Perera
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Muthaiah Muralitharan and Tillakaratne Dilshan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera