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Sourav Ganguly in Home Quarantine After Elder Brother Tests Coronavirus Positive

Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday went into home quarantine after his elder brother and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Snehasish Ganguly tested positive for COVID-19.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 16 July 2020 3:50 AM GMT

Sourav Ganguly in Home Quarantine After Elder Brother Tests Coronavirus Positive
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Sourav Ganguly's Elder brother Snehasish Ganguly, the Cricket Association of Bengal secretary has tested positive for Covid-19. Snehasish’s swab was tested at a private pathological laboratory in Kolkata on Wednesday and the result has come positive. The laboratory has recommended a “repeat sample” for confirmation.

Snehasish’s Covid positive result might place all his family members including Sourav under observation/self-isolation through contact tracing protocols.

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Sourav celebrated his birthday on July 8 with all his family members. As per the recently issued revised health advisory, a 10-day isolation is required. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday went into home quarantine after his elder brother and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Snehasish Ganguly tested positive for COVID-19.

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Snehasish, a former Bengal first-class player, has been admitted to the Belle Vue hospital here after his COVID report came positive.

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"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.

"The reports arrived late in the evening. As per health protocols, even Sourav will have to be in home quarantine for a stipulated period," a source close to the BCCI President added.

In addition, Snehasish had shifted to their ancestral house, where Sourav is based, in Behala. Furthermore, after his wife and in-laws at his Mominpur residence tested positive for the dreaded virus.

Also, the former India captain was, however, unavailable for a comment on the development.

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Recently, Sourav had spoken about how life around him has changed, making people more vulnerable.

"My brother visits our factories everyday and he is more at risk," the former batting star had said.

Last month, when the news of Snehasish’s coronavirus infection was doing the rounds, he had issued a statement, clarifying that he didn’t have the illness.

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Shivani Arora

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