Former India cricket captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was admitted to Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata on 2 January, after he complained of chest pain.
Speaking to media, sources close to the former India skipper said that Ganguly complained of pain in the chest and might need angioplasty. “Dada (Sourav) complained of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital. He might need to undergo angioplasty. He is out of danger,” the source said.
The BCCI president had on 30 December visited Eden Gardens and discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya.
Other office-bearers of CAB including secretary Snehashis Ganguly and joint secretary Debabrata Das were present at the stadium.
Earlier this week, Ganguly had cleared the air about him joining politics ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls next year. He had stated that he went to meet the state’s governor upon invitation. “If the governor wants to meet you, you have to meet him. So let us keep it like that,” said Ganguly.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on 27 December met Ganguly to discuss various issues and agreed to visit Eden Gardens on his invitation.
“Had interaction with ‘Dada’ Saurav Ganguly, BCCI President at Raj Bhawan yesterday at 4.30 PM on varied issues. Accepted his offer for a visit to Eden Gardens, the oldest cricket ground in the country established in 1864,” tweeted the Governor.
Ganguly has been working on the resumption of cricket in India amid these Covid-19 times. He was central to the BCCI’s 89th AGM where the decision to add two new franchises to the IPL from the 2022 season was taken.
Ganguly has been the president of the BCCI in October 2019. Initially, the position was allotted to him only for 9 months but the Covid-19 situation saw his stay being extended. Dada, as he is profoundly been referred to by his fans, was one of India’s most successful Test and ODI captains.