The former West Australian cricketer, who now coaches the Netherlands, is fighting for his life in a UK hospital. Let’s see what happened to Ryan Campbell. After suffering a heart attack, a former Australian international cricketer was placed in an induced coma.
What happened to Ryan Campbell?
On Saturday, Ryan Campbell, 50, was with his children at a play area in London when he collapsed. He made five appearances for Australia and was a mainstay in WA cricket.
Before he was rushed to the hospital, a bystander performed CPR on him.
After suffering a heart attack, a former Australian international cricketer was placed in an induced coma.
According to Perth journalist and Campbell family friend Gareth Parker, Campbell was still unresponsive in hospital as of Sunday night local time, though he had made attempts to breathe on his own.
Earlier I shared the news that former WA and Australian cricketer and friend of so many Ryan Campbell is in ICU in London after a heart attack on Saturday. He was here in Perth just last week and fit as a fiddle. Please have him, his wife Leontina, and his kids in your prayers. @6PR
— Gareth Parker (@G_Parker) April 18, 2022
Campbell had just returned to Europe from the Dutch team’s tour of New Zealand, where he had visited friends and extended family in his hometown of Perth.
Campbell was named Dutch coach in January 2017, and as a player, he represented both Australia and Hong Kong. In 2016, he played for Hong Kong in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, becoming the oldest player to make his T20I debut at the time, at 44 years and 30 days.
Who is Ryan Campbell?
Campbell appeared in two One-Day Internationals for Australia in 2002, filling in for the legendary wicketkeeper-battler Adam Gilchrist, who was away with his newborn son.
Campbell was a swashbuckling batter and a solid gloveman who fell victim to Australia’s golden era in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Campbell starred for Western Australia in 98 first-class games between 1994 and 2006, scoring 6009 runs at an average of 36.31.
Campbell, 44, represented Hong Kong in the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup.
He has been the Netherlands cricket team’s coach since April 2017.
An official declaration
Following the news, WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews issued a statement.
“WA Cricket is stunned to learn of Ryan’s medical emergency following a major heart attack over the long weekend,” Matthews said.
“On behalf of all WA Cricket staff, players, and the wider cricket community, I’d like to express our heartfelt condolences to Ryan, his wife Leontina, and their family at this difficult time.”
“We know he’s in the best hands, and we hope he pulls through and recovers fully and quickly.”
Ryan Campbell suffering from a heart attack
Ryan Campbell, a former Australia ODI wicketkeeper, has suffered a heart attack and is in intensive care in a London hospital.
The 50-year-old collapsed while playing with his children at a playground over the weekend. After suffering a heart attack, a former Australian international cricketer was placed in an induced coma.
Gareth Parker, 6PR Breakfast host, and Campbell’s close friend broke the news.
Campbell recently returned home to Perth for a visit, and the two spent time together.
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