Monday 23 May 2022

Dutch cricket coach Ryan Campbell in intensive care after heart attack

Ryan Campbell. Photo: KNCB

The coach of the Dutch national cricket team has had a heart attack during a family holiday in Britain and is being treated in intensive care at a London hospital.

Australian national Ryan Campbell, 50, has been coach since 2017 and had just returned from New Zealand with the Dutch team as part of the Super League Series.

Campbell was apparently in a playground with his children when he collapsed.

The Dutch cricket association KNCB has issued a statement saying the entire cricket community is in shock. ‘On behalf of the KNCB, we would like to pass on our heartfelt thought to Ryan, Leontina, and family and hope Ryan makes a full and speedy recovery,’ the association said

Campbell, interviewed by Dutch News earlier this year, has described this summer’s cricket line up as the best in Dutch cricket history. The West Indies, England and Pakistan all visit the Netherlands in the next few months.

Campbell’s heart attack comes just a few weeks after Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne died from a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Thailand.

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