President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Saurav ganguly has tested positive for COVID-19.
The former India captain has been admitted to the Woodlands hospital in Kolkata after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Mr Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain, got admitted at Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital on December 27, 2021 late evening with Covid Positive status,” Woodlands Hospital said in a statement.
“He received Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail therapy on the same night and is currently haemodynamically stable. A medical board comprising Dr Saroj Mondal, Dr Saptarishi Basu and Dr Soutik Panda in consultation with Dr Devi Shetty and Dr Aftab Khan is keeping a close watch on his health status,” the statement added.
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49-year-old Saurav Ganguly is suffering from mild symptoms and being kept under close watch at the Woodlands hospital.
His blood samples will be sent genome sequencing to ascertain if he has contracted the Omicron variant.
This is the third time that Ganguly has been hospitalised this year after January when he was admitted twice after complaining of chest discomfort.