Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, who is serving as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been admitted to a city hospital as he was tested positive for COVID-19. As per the reports of PTI, sources in the BCCI on Tuesday informed the same. Ganguly is double vaccinated and has been traveling extensively, taking part in all professional activities.
Sourav Ganguly was rushed to a hospital late on Monday night as a precautionary measure after his RT-PCR test returned positive.
Accoridng to the reports of PTI, one of their sources in BCCI who is tracking the health of Ganguly informed, “He was taken to Woodlands Nursing Home last night. He has been given medication and is currently stable.”
Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the hospital twice earlier this year and underwent emergency angioplasty after having some cardiac issues. The second time at the city’s Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, and doctors confirmed afterward that two stents had been placed. His elder brother Snehasish Ganguly had also tested positive for COVID early this year.
However, as per the reports in Reuters, Snehasish over a telephonic conversation said, “Sourav has got COVID but he is feeling fine.” He also added that the positive result came on Monday night. One of India’s most successful captains, the 49-year-old underwent an angioplasty at the start of the year after complaining of chest discomfort.
Currently, in India, more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases emerged on Tuesday, with the number of deaths rising by 293. About 34.8 million people have contracted the novel coronavirus in the world’s second-most populous nation with confirmed deaths of over 480,000.