The IPL 2021 was a pretty big topic of discussion among people as the cricket lovers were very happy that they could have some entertainment in the times when they need to stay at home and there is already so much of negativity around so at least they had an option that could bring smile on their faces and offer some moments of joy and excitement. However, there was one section of the society which was very upset with the government and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for conducting the tournament when the whole country is battling against the second wave of COVID-19.
The IPL 2021 got postponed recently as some players were tested COVID-19 positive so BCCI was compelled to take the big decision of postponing the tournament in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the players, staff and every person associated with the league.
The critics of the IPL got one more chance to slam the tournament when a video went viral in which it was seen that an ambulance was stopped so that the convoy of Kolkata Knight Riders could pass.
The video clipping of this incident was posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter by the Twitter handle @iScrew with the caption, “Ahmedabad police stopped an ambulance to let pass IPL cricketers’ convoy in a bizarre turn of events. News18 Gujarati reports this horrible incident that has sparked fury among citizens #Gujarat”.
Ahmedabad police stopped an ambulance to let pass IPL cricketers’ convoy in a bizarre turn of events.
News18 Gujarati reports this horrible incident that has sparked fury among citizens #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/YEq4MUOTkO
— TheAgeOfBananas (@iScrew) May 4, 2021
As the video went viral, the police officials also looked into the matter and after talking to the traffic personnel present at the location, Joint Commissioner of Ahmedabad, Mayanksinh stated that it may be an attempt to malign the image of the police. He says that they have watched the video but police never stops any ambulance for any VIP or IPL players, though he also adds that it may be a matter of momentary confusion. Another police officer questioned why the ambulance was not using the siren if it needed to reach the hospital in time.
The Deputy Police Commissioner, Tejas Patel talked to a leading daily in this regard and said that he had a chat with the traffic police personnel deployed at the location. They told him that two buses of the convoy had already passed when the ambulance arrived over there and stopping the third bus suddenly might have resulted in a mishap. He also added the ambulance had to wait over there for only 16 seconds.
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