BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday revealed that he underwent as many as 22 COVID-19 exams up to now 4 and a half months whereas attempting to navigate his skilled commitments amid the raging pandemic.
Ganguly was stored busy by the conduct of the Indian Premier League within the UAE from mid-September to early November.
“I must tell you I have got tested 22 times in the last four and half months and not been positive even once, I have had cases around me, so that probably forced me to get tested myself,” Ganguly stated at a digital media convention the place he was model ambassador of Livinguard AG, a hygiene know-how model.”
“…I stick with aged dad and mom and I’ve travelled to Dubai and within the preliminary half, I used to be very frightened, not simply for me, however the neighborhood, you don’t need to unfold it to someone else as a result of persons are trying up to you,” he added.
The Board President also talked about the much-hyped tour of Australia by the national team, which completed its quarantine period on Tuesday in Sydney.
India start their tour of Australia with the first ODI on November 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
“…the gamers are match and superb, Australia additionally would not have a really excessive variety of COVID instances, the borders have been closed for some time…they’re nonetheless very, very tight on worldwide journey, you’ve gotten to do 14 days of arduous quarantine, so the boys are prepared to get onto the sector,” the BCCI chief said.
Ganguly said he is immensely proud of his BCCI team for pulling off a successful IPL, which he hopes, would be back in India for its next edition. The event was shifted to UAE this year because of the raging pandemic.
“We had about 400 individuals staying within the bio-bubble, 30-40 thousand exams have occurred over a interval of two and half months to make it possible for everyone seems to be secure and wholesome,” he said.
“…it is a event for India. People spoke concerning the success of IPL, I advised all of them that you will need to, you’ve gotten to be in India to see what IPL is to India,” he said.
Talking about resumption of international and domestic cricket in the country, Ganguly said he is keeping his fingers crossed.
“Our home season will begin very shortly. England is touring India for 4 Test matches, three ODIs and 5 T20s, it’s a lot simpler having bi-laterals as a result of the variety of persons are much less,” he said.
“When it will get to eight groups, 9 groups, 10 groups, then it turns into a bit harder… we’ve to hold assessing the state of affairs…lot of them are speaking a couple of second wave,” he said.
“I heard in Mumbai and Delhi, the numbers have gone up, so we’ve simply received to be a bit cautious and make sure that all the pieces is so as, so we are going to monitor it,” he stated.