Ryan Campbell, former Australia ODI wicketkeeper, suffers heart attack in London

Former Australia ODI wicketkeeper Ryan Campbell has suffered a heart attack and is in intensive care in a London hospital.

The 50-year-old was at a playground with his children on the weekend when he collapsed.

The news was revealed by 6PR Breakfast host Gareth Parker, who is a friend of Campbell’s.

Campbell played two one-day internationals for Australia in 2002, when Adam Gilchrist was absent to spend time with his newborn son.

A swashbuckling batter and a solid gloveman, Campbell was a victim of Australia’s golden era during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

During a 98-game, first-class career between 1994 and 2006, Campbell starred for Western Australia with 6,009 runs at an average of 36.31.

Campbell played for Hong Kong during the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup at the age of 44.

He has coached the Netherlands men’s cricket team since April 2017.

The Western Australian Cricket Association is expected to release a statement on Campbell’s condition.



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