BCCI president Sourav Ganguly quarantines after brother tests Covid-19 positive

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Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly went into home quarantine on Wednesday after his elder brother who is also the joint secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) – Snehasish Ganguly tested positive for the global pandemic COVID-19. Snehasish who was also a former Bengal first-class player has been admitted to the renowned Belle Vue hospital after his COVID-19 report came positive.

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“He was suffering from fever for the last few days and his test report came positive today. He’s been admitted to Belle Vue Hospital,” a CAB official shared to PTI.

“The reports arrived late in the evening. As per health protocols, even Sourav will have to be in-home quarantine for a stipulated period,” a source close to the BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly added.

Snehasish Ganguly had moved to their ancestral house in Behala, where Sourav Ganguly stays after his wife and in-laws tested positive for the deadly virus at his Mominpur residence. However, the former India captain was not available for a comment over the matter.

Recently, during an interview to India Today, Sourav Ganguly had opened up about how his life has changed in his surroundings which have made people more vulnerable as well. “My brother visits our factories every day and he is more at risk,” the former left-handed batsman had shared.

However, it is learnt that Snehasish Ganguly has a fever, around 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit for the last couple of days. He underwent the test and after the positive result, he got admitted to the hospital. Earlier, fake news came in the limelight when his coronavirus infection was doing the rounds. Then he had issued a statement and also clarified that he didn’t affected by the COVID-19.

“I am perfectly healthy and am doing office every day. The news doing rounds about my illness is baseless and is not expected in these trying times,” Snehasish Ganguly had earlier said through a statement which was released by The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on June 20. The statement further added: “Hope that after this, it will firmly put a lid on such untrue sensational news that are doing rounds.”

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