Netherlands cricket coach Ryan Campbell is out of a coma but still in intensive care after suffering a heart attack


Netherlands men’s team head coach and former Australian wicketkeeper Ryan Campbell has emerged from an induced coma, although he remains in an intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital here after having suffered a heart attack.

Campbell, 50, was admitted to intensive care after suffering a severe heart attack on Saturday. He had experienced chest pains and difficulty breathing while with his family in the UK.

In a statement, the ICC said on Tuesday evening local time that doctors were successful, with no evidence of brain damage, according to Campbell’s brother Mark, who was speaking on Perth Radio.

“They took the heavy sedation off, so he actually woke up. Now they’re just trying to figure out what’s wrong with his heart,” Mark Campbell said in the ICC statement.

“They don’t know now why his heart is still arrhythmic. So that’s another issue they’ll now be looking at there.”

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Campbell had returned to Europe after the Dutch team’s tour of New Zealand and had visited friends and extended family in his hometown of Perth a week earlier.

Campbell was appointed Dutch coach in January 2017. As a player, he had represented Australia and Hong Kong.

He played for Hong Kong in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign in 2016, becoming the oldest player to debut at 44 years and 30 days.


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