Former Indian captain and the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sourav Ganguly, who was discharged from Woodlands Hospital on Thursday (January 07), attended the IPL Governing Council meet from his hospital bed on January 05.
Ganguly was admitted to the hospital at the start of the New Year after he complained of chest pain, vomiting, and spells of dizziness while exercising at his residence.
Tests revealed that he suffered a mild heart attack and had three blocked coronavirus arteries. He then proceeded to undergo angioplasty on his ‘main culprit artery’ which was revascularized with a stent.
With several key decisions pending, Ganguly decided to attend the IPL governing council meeting via an audio call from his hospital bed.
Meanwhile, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel has said that the Governing Council has allowed the eight franchises to send a list of retained players by January 21. He also revealed that the trading window is likely to close by 4th February.
“We will have the players’ retention till 21 January and the trading window for the franchises closes on 4 February,” Brijesh Patel, the former Indian Test batsman told PTI.
While there is no clarity about the exact date of the IPL auctions, it is likely to take place in the second or third week of February.