BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes amidst the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The country has seen a steady spike in positive cases in the last couple of months. Soon after Ganguly’s reports came positive, he was rushed to the hospital where he was given necessary medications. Ganguly is currently stable and serving isolation. Notably, Ganguly is double vaccinated.
“BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19,” a BCCI source said as quoted by HT.
The COVID-19 has once again started to threaten sports activities. Recently, the Pakistan-West Indies ODI series was called off owing to COVID-19. There are doubts about the Ashes as well after a few members of the hosts’ camp tested positive. Earlier, Bangladesh bowling coach Rangana Herath had also delivered positive results ahead of the New Zealand tour.
India’s ongoing tour of South Africa was also on the verge of cancellation after the Omicron threat. However, BCCI decided to go ahead with the tour. Coming back to Ganguly, earlier this year, he was admitted to the hospital after he complained of chest pain. He also underwent angioplasty.
Meanwhile, Ganguly was recently involved in a controversy involving Virat Kohli. BCCI had sacked Kohli and named Rohit Sharma as ODI captain. Ganguly later revealed he had requested Kohli to stay as T20I captain in order to lead in ODIs as BCCI doesn’t want split captaincy in limited-overs cricket. However, Kohli denied having any such conversation and said he was informed only an hour before his sacking.