Mumbai: BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly revealed that he has undergone 22 corona virus tests in the last 4 and a half months to fulfill his professional commitments amid the epidemic. Ganguly was busy organizing the IPL 2020 in the UAE from mid-September to early November.
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Ganguly said in a virtual press conference, ‘Let me tell you that in the last four and a half months, I have done the Kovid-19 test 22 times and not once has come positive. People around me were found to be Coronavirus positive, so I might have to undergo the Kovid-19 test.
He said, ‘I live with my elderly parents and I traveled to Dubai. Initially I was very worried, not for myself but for the community, you do not want to infect anyone. ‘ The board president also talked about the Australian tour of Team India which has completed its quarantine period in Sydney on Tuesday.
India will begin their tour with the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 27 November. The BCCI chief said, “The players are fit and fine, as well as the number of Kovid-19 cases in Australia is not high, where the boundaries were also closed for some time.” Even then, he is much more strict about international travel, you have to stay in the strict quarantine of 14 days, so the boys are now ready to hit the ground.
Ganguly also said that he is proud that his BCCI team has successfully organized the IPL and he hopes to host it in India in the next season. The IPL was organized in the UAE this year due to increasing cases of Corona virus. He said, ‘There were about 400 people in the bio-bubble, 30-40 thousand tests were conducted within two and a half months to keep everyone safe and sound.’
He said, ‘This is India’s tournament. People talked about the success of IPL, I told them that you should be in India to see what IPL is for India. Talking about the resumption of international and domestic cricket in the country, Ganguly said, ‘Our domestic season will start very soon. England is visiting India for 4 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20s. It is easier to organize a bilateral series because the number of people is less.
He said, “When it is between 8 teams, nine teams and 10 teams, it becomes more difficult. We have to assess the situation because many people are talking about the second wave. I heard that the numbers have increased in Mumbai and Delhi, so we have to be a little cautious and make sure that everything is in order, so we will keep an eye on it.