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BCCI president Ganguly admitted to hospital again

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (ANI)
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. (ANI)

Kolkata - Ganguly, who had undergone angioplasty earlier this month after suffering a mild heart attack, was admitted to Apollo Hospital on Wednesday


Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 4:36 PM

India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly was taken to hospital with chest pain on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being discharged following a heart operation.

The 48-year-old former captain suffered a heart attack early this month and underwent a successful angioplasty operation in his hometown Kolkata.

“Ganguly was rushed to Apollo Hospital after he experienced chest pain and uneasiness on Wednesday afternoon,” Manotosh Panja, a senior doctor, said.

The Kolkata Police created a green corridor for smooth travel from his Behala residence to the hospital off the E M Bypass, authorities at the medical establishment said.

Earlier this month, the former India captain had complained of chest pain while exercising at his Behala residence.

A nine-member medical team was formed and opinions were sought from renowned experts and cardiac surgeons including Devi Shetty, R K Panda, Samuel Mathew and Aswin Mehta from India and Shamin K Sharma from New York before a stent was implanted.

The left-handed opener retired from Test cricket in 2008 having accumulated 7,212 runs including 16 centuries — his first made at Lord’s on debut.

He also scored 11,363 runs in 311 one-day internationals.

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