Current Netherlands men’s cricket team head coach Ryan Campbell has been admitted in ICU in London after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.
Netherlands Coach Ryan Campbell Admitted to Hospital
As per the ICC website, The fifty-year-old felt chest pains and difficulty breathing while out with his family on Saturday.
As of Sunday night local time, Campbell was still unresponsive in hospital, though had made attempts to breathe on his own, according to Perth journalist and friend of the Campbell family, Gareth Parker.
Campbell had recently visited New Zealand on the national team’s three ODI and one T20I tour. While the Netherlands lost the ODI series 0-3, the coach had taken a short break of seven days to visit friends and family at his home in Perth.
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, wife Leontina and his kids in your prayers. @6PR
— Gareth Parker (@G_Parker) April 18, 2022
The right-handed batter-keeper represented Australia for two games debuting against New Zealand in 2002. He was a force to reckon with in the domestic circuit due to his swashbuckling capabilities.
Campbell was appointed Dutch coach in January 2017, and as a player represented both Australia and Hong Kong at the international level. He featured for Hong Kong in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign in 2016, becoming the oldest player to make his T20I debut at the time at 44 years and 30 days.
He retired after playing two games and was called for the Netherlands coaching job in 2017.