Sourav Ganguly Attended IPL Governing Council Meet From Hospital On 5th January
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Sourav Ganguly Attended IPL Governing Council Meet From Hospital On 5th January

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Sourav Ganguly. Credits: BCCI Twitter

Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president and former Indian skipper who was discharged from Kolkata’s Woodlands hospital on Thursday morning, attended the IPL Governing Council meet from his hospital bed on January 5.

There were some key decisions to be taken in the meeting and Sourav Ganguly who was recuperating after undergoing an angioplasty, was most likely tired and weak, so he was not available on video, but was there on an audio call from his hospital bed for the duration of the meeting.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Credits: Twitter

Sourav Ganguly Was Admitted To Hospital After Suffering Mild Heart Attack

Sourav Ganguly was admitted to the hospital last week after he complained of chest pain, the heaviness of head, vomiting and a spell of dizziness while exercising at his gymnasium at his Kolkata home on January 2.

Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly
Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images)

Tests revealed that the former Indian captain suffered a mild heart attack and had 3 blocked coronary arteries. Sourav Ganguly then underwent an angioplasty on the “main culprit artery” which was revascularized with a stent.

Brijesh Patel: IPL Player Retention Deadline Set For January 21

IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said that the IPL Governing Council has decided that the eight franchises participating in IPL 2021 will be allowed to submit the names of their retained players until January 21. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins and Steve Smith may not be retained as the didn’t satisfy in IPL 2020 considering their hefty price tag.

“We will have the players’ retention till 21 January and the trading window for the franchises closes on 4 February,” Patel, the former India Test batsman told PTI while informing that the date of the auction is yet to be finalized.

Brijesh Patel,
Brijesh Patel. Image Credit: Getty Images.

The auction is likely to be held in the second or third week of February and it will set the ball rolling for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League 2021. 10 franchises will participate in IPL 2022 before which a mega auction will be held. The likes of Andre Russell, Aaron Finch and Sunil Narine didn’t perform expectantly while Mitchell Starc, Jason Roy, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney and Lasith Malinga opted out or were injured in IPL 2020.

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