BCCI president Sourav Ganguly suffers heart attack, to get an angioplasty today: Report

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KEY STORY

  • The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, suffered a heart attack on Saturday and has been admitted to the hospital. It has also been understood that Ganguly, who is one of the finest servants of Indian cricket, will need to get an angioplasty by evening.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly suffers heart attack

  • Ganguly is said to have complained of uneasiness in Kolkata following which he was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital.
  • He was working out at his home gym when he started feeling uneasy. An official word from the doctors attending him is yet to come. Initial suggestions from sources, however, confirm that Ganguly is stable but would need to undergo a procedure by evening.
  • Speaking to ANI, sources in know of the development, claimed 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 told the agency.

CONCLUSION

  • Last week, Ganguly had visited the Eden Gardens and discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, which will be India’s first domestic competition at home in Covid-19 times. He had a word with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya during his visit.
  • 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 Indian Premier League (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.

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