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Sourav Ganguly, the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was admitted to hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after he suffered a blackout at his home and complained of chest pain.

The 48-year-old former India captain complained of dizziness and then suffered the blackout just after he had returned from gym.

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He was immediately rushed to city's Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital.

It has been learnt that Saroj Mondal, a physician at the city's SSKM hospital, has also reached the Woodlands Hospital to attend to Ganguly.

Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal chief minister, tweeted, "Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest (sic) and has been admitted to hospital. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!"

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