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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly tests positive for COVID-19; hospitalised in Kolkata

Earlier in 2021, Ganguly had to undergo an emergency angioplasty after facing some cardiac issues.

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Updated - 28 December 2021 10:34 am

In a recent development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has tested positive for COVID-19. It is being learnt that the test was done last night and the former India skipper has been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata as a precautionary measure.

Ganguly has received both doses of vaccine but has been travelling extensively as part of his professional commitments.

“BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19,” PTI news agency stated quoting BCCI sources.

“He (Ganguly) has been given medication and is currently stable,” it added.

Earlier in 2021, Ganguly had to undergo an emergency angioplasty after facing some cardiac issues. The 49-year-old had since then recovered but has now tested positive for the infection with a reported viral load of 19.5. It is yet to be known whether he has contracted the highly infectious Omicron variant or the delta one.

The legendary left-handed batter had attended the premiere of Bangla superstar Dev’s latest film Tonic on December 24 and was even spotted with celebrities Babul Supriyo, Yash among others.

The news comes after Ganguly was all over the news and social media after his statement was sensationally contradicted by Virat Kohli at a press conference. While Dada had stated that Kohli was asked to not leave T20I captaincy and once he stepped down from that format, there was going to be one white-ball format, Kohli stated that he had never been asked to not resign as the skipper of the T20Is.

When India head coach Rahul Dravid was asked if he had his say on the white-ball captaincy change in Indian cricket, he refused to reveal the details in the media saying that it is the role of the selectors, nonetheless.

“To be honest, that’s the role of the selectors and I am not going to get into conversations that I might or might not have had,” Dravid had answered when quizzed if he had his say on a change of white-ball captain.

“It’s not the place and the time to be doing that and discussing that. And what internal conversations I have had is certainly not going to come out in the media and I am not going to start telling people what conversations I have had,” he had added.

 

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