BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday went into home quarantine after his elder brother and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Snehasish Ganguly tested positive for Covid-19.
Snehasish, who played for Bengal in first-class cricket, has been admitted to the Belle Vue hospital in Kolkata after his Covid report came positive. Snehasish had shifted to their ancestral house, where Sourav Ganguly is based, in Behala after his wife and in-laws at his Mominpur residence tested positive for Covid.
“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 told 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 added.
Sourav Ganguly is yet to comment on the matter. Recently, the former India skipper had revealed his brother is more at risk due to visiting the family’s factories everyday. Snehasish had also recently attended the meeting between CAB officials and Kolkata Police as the cricket association gave green light to the city police to use Eden Gardens as quarantine facilities for police personnel.
“My brother visits our factories everyday and he is more at risk,” Sourav Ganguly had told India Today.
The upcoming months can be quite challenging for Sourav Ganguly if he continues as BCCI president. As per BCCI constitution, his tenure will end this month. Whether he will get an extension or not still remains uncertain. But if he does get one, he faces a big task.
The first task is to conduct the IPL. He has already made it clear that the board’s topmost priority is to conduct the IPL this year. There is also a chance that the tournament might take place outside India because of the alarming situation in the country.