Sourav Ganguly, the current BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) president and former Indian captain, has been hospitalized in a hospital in Kolkata after diagnosing positive for Covid-19, although receiving the double dose of COVID vaccine, said Indian cricket board sources on Tuesday.
According to BCCI sources, although Sourav Ganguly received two doses of vaccine, he has been tested positive for the Covid-19 due to his “extensive traveling” and taking part in all professional activities.
Sourav Ganguly, 49, was rushed to a hospital in Kolkata late on Monday night as a precautionary measure after his RT-PCR test results came back positive.
An official of BCCI, who is keeping track of Sourav Ganguly’s health, told PTI that Ganguly was taken to Woodlands Nursing Home in Kolkata last night. “He has been given medication and is currently stable,” he said.
Indian media claims that Ganguly has been hospitalized with mild symptoms for Covid-19. With this, he was taken to the hospital three times a year.
The 49-year-old cricketer experienced chest pain again within three weeks of undergoing angioplasty in January this year. Two stents were also placed after the second phase of angioplasty. In March, however, Ganguly returned to work in full force.
According to media reports, the former India captain was admitted to the hospital in January with chest pain. The doctor said he had a “heart attack”. Ganguly returned home from the hospital after undergoing angioplasty.
Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Snehasish Ganguly had also tested positive for COVID early this year.