Ryan Campbell, the Netherlands coach and former Australia wicketkeeper, is in hospital in the United Kingdom after suffering a heart attack on Saturday. Currently, he is in serious care at a UK hospital.
The 50-year-old was with his children at a playground over the weekend when he collapsed. He remained in an induced coma, according to 6PR on Tuesday AM AWST, despite making several successful attempts to breathe on his own under the supervision of his doctors.
Since April 2017, he has been the coach of the Netherlands cricket team, and he recently led them on a limited-overs tour to New Zealand.
Ryan was on his way back to Europe after the tour, and had just returned from Perth, where he had visited friends and extended family.
Campbell, a flamboyant batsman and wicketkeeper who rose to prominence in Western Australia, played 2 ODIs for Australia in 2002. Campbell was a standout for Western Australia during his long 98-game first-class career, which spanned 1994 to 2006.
Summing up his career, Ryan scored 6009 runs at an average of 36.31.
The CEO of WA cricket comments on the condition of Ryan Campbell
Christina Matthews, the CEO of WA cricket, has given her support to Campbell’s family. He said
“WA Cricket is in shock to hear of Ryan’s medical emergency after suffering a major heart attack over the long weekend,”
Matthews further added saying
“On behalf of all WA Cricket staff, players and the wider cricket community, I would like to pass on our heartfelt thoughts to Ryan, his wife Leontina and their family at this time.”
“We know he is in the best care, and hope he pulls through and is able to make a full and speedy recovery.”
At the age of 44, Ryan also represented Hong Kong in the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup. While Campbell was currently guiding the Dutch team for the upcoming T20 World Cup later this year.