Ganguly in home quarantine after brother tests positive for COVID-19

Sourav Ganguly
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. File photo: IANS

Kolkata: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly's elder brother and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint-secretary Snehasish Ganguly is "doing alright" after testing positive for COVID-19, which forced Ganguly and CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya to be in home quarantine.

Due to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases, Ganguly was handling all his BCCI work from an office near his residence.

Giving a health update on Snehasish, Dalmiya, in a statement issued by CAB, said, "These are tough times. He has admitted himself yesterday at a city hospital. Other than having mild temperature, he is alright at the moment. Wish him a speedy recovery."

"Yes, I would be undergoing home quarantine for the next few days as per required protocol."

However, it is unlikely that the BCCI chief and Dalmiya would be tested immediately as protocol requires for some symptoms to show before that.

The CAB offices, meanwhile, will remain closed indefinitely till further notice, Dalmiya said.

"The CAB had not opened after Chandan Das, who works in the civil engineering department on a temporary basis, tested positive for COVID-19 on July 4. We will keep it closed indefinitely till further notice," he said.

While all meetings took place virtually, Dalmiya said he and Snehasish had gone to CAB last week during a brief visit of Kolkata Police officials to turn a few galleries of Eden Gardens into a quarantine facility.

"During the meeting with the Kolkata Police authorities at their headquarters Lal Bazar, only I was present on behalf of the Association. However, Snehasish Ganguly had joined during the later part of their brief visit at Eden Gardens," he said.

Snehasish's family -- wife, mother-in-law, father-in-law along with their domestic help -- had tested positive on June 20 at their Mominpur residence.

Since then, the elder Ganguly had shifted to their ancestral house 'Chandi Bhawan' in Behala where the BCCI President is based. 

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