Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly‘s daughter Sana Ganguly has tested COVID-19 positive on Wednesday.
According to reports, Sana and four other members from the Ganguly family tested positive but her mother Dona returned with a negative result.
Sana Ganguly tests COVID-19 positive
The news comes a week after BCCI president Sourav Ganguly contracted the dangerous virus. Ganguly was hospitalised immediately after he showed some mild symptoms. Ganguly was discharged on December 31, 2021 from Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital in Kolkata.
We have discharged Ganguly this afternoon. He will have to be in home isolation for the next fortnight under doctors’ observation. After that the next course of treatment will be decided,” a hospital official told news agency PTI.
It was the third time in 2021 that Ganguly was admitted to a hospital. Earlier in January last year, Ganguly was admitted to the hospital twice after facing chest pain. He also underwent angioplasty for the same.
Ganguly is already vaccinated against covid-19 as he took his two doses of vaccination earlier. While exercising in the gym at his home, he suffered a heart attack for which he was immediately taken to hospital.
Ganguly also went to UAE during IPL 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Under his leadership, BCCI formed two new IPL teams for the next season in October.
BCCI postpones Ranji Trophy
Owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the BCCI postponed the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy and the Ranji Trophy.
“BCCI does not want to compromise the safety of the players, support staff, match officials, and other participants involved and hence, has decided to put the three tournaments on hold till further notice. The BCCI will continue to assess the situation and take a call on the start of the tournaments accordingly,” the Indian cricket board issued a statement.
Seven members from Bengal’s team returned positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Ranji season. Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube and team’s video analyst also contracted the virus.