Covid-19: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly tests positive for virus

'He has been given medication and is currently stable'

By Reuters

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Published: Tue 28 Dec 2021, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Tue 28 Dec 2021, 9:30 AM

Sourav Ganguly, President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and former India captain, has been admitted to hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for Covid-19, his brother Snehasish told Reuters on Tuesday.

"Sourav has got Covid but he is feeling fine," Snehasish said by telephone, adding that the positive result came on Monday night.

“He was taken to Woodlands Nursing Home last night. He has been given medication and is currently stable," a BCCI source was quoted by PTI as saying.

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.

India reported over 6,000 new Covid-19 cases 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.

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