Board for Control of Cricket India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has been admitted to hospital following chest pain. Reports suggest that Ganguly blacked out when he was working out after which he was rushed to a private hospital in South Kolkata. The BCCI president had on Wednesday visited Eden Gardens and discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya.
“He was not feeling well last night. However, he decided to continue his morning routine on Saturday and suddenly felt dizzy. The preliminary doctors are trying to identify the cause of this sudden blackout… it might be because of a cardiac problem or any other problem,” a hospital source told the Indian Express.
Ganguly is stable now
Having gone through preliminary check-up, Ganguly is reported to be stable now. The hospital has already formed a board of specialised doctors and a cardiology specialist from SSKM Hospital has also been called for Ganguly’s treatment. A source close to the former Indian captain told ANI that he might need angioplasty having complained of chest pain.
“Dada (Sourav) complained of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital. Might need to undergo angioplasty. He is out of danger,” the source said. “
“He had a blackout in gym and complained of chest and back pain following which he fainted,” the source added.
Earlier this week, Ganguly was in the news as reports of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flooded in. But the former CAB president had cleared the air ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls next year. He had stated that he went to meet the state’s Governor upon invitation.