Reports of Snehasish contracting the virus started doing the rounds on Saturday after members of his family tested positive for Covid-19. But the news turned out to be fake, as claimed by the Cricket Association of Bengal.
Sourav Ganguly with his daughter Sana (middle) and elder brother Snehasish Ganguly (extreme right) (CAB media photo)
- I am perfectly healthy and am doing ofice everyday: Snehasish Ganguly
- Snehasish Ganguly is perfectly fine contrary to the fake news doing rounds about his corona infection: CAB
- Snehasish Ganguly played 59 first-class and 18 List-A matches for Bengal between 1986 and 1997
Cricket Association of Bengal on Saturday rubbished news reports of Snehasish Ganguly contracting the new coronavirus infection, saying that the honorary secretary is perfectly fine.
Reports of Snehasish, elder brother of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, contracting the virus started doing the rounds after it was revealed that members of his family – wife and his in-laws – had tested positive for Covid-19.
But the CAB and Snehasish himself clarified that he is “perfectly healthy and doing office everyday”.
“This is to clarify that CAB Honorary Secretary Snehasish Ganguly is perfectly fine contrary to the fake news doing rounds about his corona infection,” the CAB said in a statement.
“I am perfectly healthy and am doing ofice everyday. The news doing round about my illness is baseless and is not expected in these trying times,” said CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly.
“Hope that after this, it will firmly put a lid on such untrue sensational news that are doing rounds”, Ganguly said.
Earlier, Presst Trust of India quoted a Kolkata health department official saying that Snehashish’s wife had tested positive for Covid-19. The official also revealed that Snehashish’s mother-in-law and father-in-law also tested positive for the disease last week.
Snehasish Ganguly played 59 first-class and 18 List-A matches for Bengal between 1986 and 1997. Snehasish was also responsible for mentoring his younger brother Sourav, who turned out to be one of the greatest batsmen and most successful captains produced by India in Test and one-day international cricket.