BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has been prescribed home quarantine after his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly was tested COVID-19 positive on Wednesday.
Even Abhishek Dalmia, the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), has been advised home quarantine, after coming in contact with Snehasish, who is also the General Secretary of CAB.
“The reports arrived late in the evening. As per health protocols, even Sourav will have to be in home quarantine for a stipulated period,” Sourav’s close aide told PTI.
Last week both Dalmia and Snehasish met when Kolkata Police requested for space below a section of galleries as a quarantine facility. The requisition was made for the personnel who were tested positive with coronavirus.
“Yes, I would be undergoing home quarantine as per required protocol,” Dalmiya said on Thursday. “Other than having a mild temperature, he (Snehasish) is all right at the moment,” Sourav’s close aide added.
Reportedly, 55-year-old Snehasish was admitted in Belle Vue Hospital, Wednesday night onwards. The former Bengal cricketer resides in the same residence as Sourav.
It was only a few weeks back when Sourav’s elder brother’s kins were diagnosed COVID-19 positive. It is learnt that Snehasish shifted to his ancestral property in Behala after his wife and in-laws were diagnosed positive at their Mominpur residence.
Earlier, during an interview, Ganguly suggested that his brother is at a greater risk of getting infected with the virus, due to his frequent factory visit.
“He (Snehasish) 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 close to the matter quoted.
Snehasish has represented Bengal in 59 first-class games and 18 List A matches in a career spanning from 1987 to 1997. Post-retirement, Snehasish has been involved in his family printing business.