Netherlands coach Ryan Campbell in a coma after heart attack


Ryan Campbell, the head coach of the Netherlands men’s cricket team and former Australia wicketkeeper, has been admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of a London hospital after suffering a heart attack. Campbell, 50, experienced chest pain and shortness of breath when he went out with his family on Saturday. He is still unconscious in the hospital (as of Sunday night), but is trying to breathe on his own, according to a Perth journalist and friend of the Campbell family.

According to the ICC website, Campbell is on a tour of Europe after the Netherlands team’s return from the tour of New Zealand. He had gone to visit friends and family in his home city of Perth just a week ago. Campbell was appointed coach of the Netherlands in January 2017. As a player, he represented both Australia and Hong Kong. He represented Hong Kong in their 2016 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He became the oldest player to make his debut at 44 years and 30 days.

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