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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hospitalised following sudden 'black-out' Sourav Ganguly
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hospitalised following sudden 'black-out'

Deepayan Sinha/IBNS | @indiablooms | 02 Jan 2021, 02:27 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Former Indian skipper and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Sourav Ganguly, has been admitted to Woodlands hospital in south Kolkata's Alipore area after he reportedly fainted at the gym.

According to reports, Ganguly suddenly fell unconscious while working out at the gym on Saturday morning.

Later in the afternoon, he was admitted to the privately-run health facility after he had complained of pain in his chest.

Sourav Ganguly has been admitted to a city hospital in south Kolkata after dizziness and chest pain, family sources told UNI.

He is undergoing primary angioplasty.

The hospital authority has confirmed that the 48-year-old BCCI president is in stable condition and there is nothing to worry at this moment.

"Mr Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old, President BCCI, former Captain of Indian Cricket team and eminent personality suffered from chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym. He had family history of IHD ØE Ischemic heart disease. When he came to the hospital at 1pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits," the hospital said in a statement.

"His ECG showed hyper acute ST segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads. Echo showed mild inferior wall hypokynaesia  with preserved overall left ventricular function. He is stable haemodynamically," the statement said.

"He has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now,"the hospital said in the statement.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who visited the hospital in the evening, earlier tweeted, "Sad to hear that Sourav Ganguly suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!"

BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted, "I wish and pray for the speedy recovery of Sourav Ganguly. I’ve spoken to his family. Dada is stable and is responding well to the treatment."

Indian skipper Virat Kohli wished Ganguly quick recovery.

"Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon Folded hands @SGanguly99," Kohli tweeted.

Former cricketer Virender Sehwag also posted:"Dada , jaldi se theek hone ka. Praying for your quick and speedy recovery @SGanguly99."

Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis also wished Ganguly and tweeted: "You are a strong individual Dada Fisted hand @SGanguly99 Sending prayers for a speedy recovery #GetWellSoonDada."