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BCCI president Dalmiya in ICU

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BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya was admitted to hospital on Thursday night after he complained of chest pain, hospital sources said.

The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city’s B.M. Birla Hospital.

“He complained of severe chest pain and now has been put in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), doctors are constantly monitoring his condition,” a hospital spokesperson told IANS.

The veteran cricket administrator has not been keeping well for a while and was not actively taking part in the day-to-day functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

When he was being hospitalised, son Abhishek Dalmiya was reportedly by his side. Later Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials including former India captain and CAB joint secretary Sourav Ganguly and treasurer Biswaroop Dey rushed to the private hospital.

Sports and Youth affairs minister Arup Biswas, too, visited the hospital.

Dalmiya took over the reins of BCCI in March, after a gap of 10 years, when he won the elections unopposed.

But since then he has been suffering and his health has deteriorated over the last few weeks.

(IANS)