IPL 2022: Mumbai Police have booked two police constables who were put on IPL duty for clicking pictures inside the cricket stadium. Both the constables clicked pictures inside the bio-bubble created for IPL players to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Apparently, both the constables were under the influence of alcohol while deployed on duty for the security of the players inside the stadium. “The constables, Ravindra Mate (33), working with the Navi Mumbai police, and Narendra Nagpure (36), attached with the Thane police, left their place of duty in the stadium and entered the bio-bubble,” the official said.
The constables entered the bio-bubble and clicked pictures and they have been booked under section 85 (1) of the Maharashtra Prohibition Act (behaving in a disorderly manner under influence of drink) and a further probe is underway.
Bio-bubble is a restricted area that is permitted for the access of the players, teams, staff, umpires, and commentators. Apart from them, no other individual is allowed to breach inside the bio-bubble.
DY Patil Stadium hosted the 22nd game of IPL between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. CSK beat RCB by 23 runs. Earlier, RCB had won the toss and decided to bowl first, and in response, CSK batters especially Robin Uthappa (88 runs off 50 balls) and Shivam Dube (95 runs off 46 balls) sailed the side’s total to 216 runs.
In response, RCB managed to score 193/9 in 20 overs and fell short by 23 runs. Shahbaz Ahmed top-scored with 41 runs off 27 balls, while Dinesh Karthik and Prabhudessai scored 34 runs respectively. CSK registered their first win of the season after losing four matches on a trot. They will now face Gujarat Titans in their next match-up at Maharashtra Cricket Association on April 17.