In a strange series of events, a viral video of an ambulance being made to wait to let go an IPL team convoy has made the internet. The video shows two buses with KKR players being allowed to go ahead an ambulance is kept waiting in the traffic in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad traffic police are inquiring into the source of the video.
The IPL was suspended after the BCCI and the IPL governing council unanimously decided to stop the season midway after the players from various IPL franchises tested COVID positive.
Viral Video of Ambulance Kept Waiting To Let Go IPL Bus Convoy Breaks Internet
The 17-second-long viral video, which was shot by a car driver at Panjrapole crossroads traffic junction in Ahmedabad, shows three buses of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) being escorted by multiple police vehicles at the junction, even as a jeep ambulance waits.
Ahmedabad police stopped an ambulance to let pass IPL cricketers’ convoy in a bizarre turn of events.
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Reflecting on the video, the Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic), Ahmedabad, Mayanksinh, told The Indian Express, “We have seen the video and are yet to verify whether the traffic at the said junction was stopped by Traffic Police or Ahmedabad Police. The police will never stop an ambulance on its way for any VIP convoy, be it of IPL players or any minister. We even don’t stop hearse vans for convoys. The case could be of momentary confusion. This is a malicious attempt to tarnish the image of police with fake and defamatory video..”
The last IPL game which was played was between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals which was the 29th match of the season. Before the game between KKR and RCB, two player from the KKR camp Varun Chakravarty and Sandeep Warrier tested positive forcing the match to be rescheduled.
Subsequently, players and support staff from other franchises tested positive as well after which the BCCI and the IPL governing council sat for a meeting and decided to suspend the tournament until further notice.