Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI), has gone on home-quarantine after his elder brother Snehasish tested positive for Covid-19 late on Wednesday.
“The reports arrived late in the evening. As per health protocols, even Sourav will have to be in home-quarantine for a stipulated period,” news agency PTI quoted a source close to Ganguly as saying. The brothers live in the same house.
Also in home-quarantine is Avishek Dalmiya, president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), because he had come in contact with Snehasish Ganguly who is the association’s general secretary, reports The Hindustan Times.
Dalmiya and Snehasish Ganguly had met last week when the Kolkata Police asked for space below a section of the galleries as a quarantine facility for its personnel testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
“Yes, I would be undergoing home quarantine as per required protocol, “ Dalmiya said on Thursday.
According to the PTI report, former Bengal cricketer Snehasish Ganguly, 55, is in a city hospital from Wednesday night.
“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.
“Other than having a mild temperature, he (Snehasish) is all right at the moment,” said Dalmiya.
In a recent interview, Sourav Ganguly, who turned 48 last week, had mentioned that since his brother visits their factories daily, he was a greater risk of getting the virus.