Ryan Campbell, the Netherlands’ coach, has been hospitalised following a heart attack
Ryan Campbell, the Netherlands coach and a former Australia wicketkeeper, is hospitalised in the United Kingdom following a heart attack on Saturday.
The 50-year-old fainted while at a playground with his children over the weekend. The story was initially publicised by Gareth Parker, an Australian journalist and close friend of Campbell’s.
Campbell was in Europe on his way back from the Netherlands team’s tour of New Zealand, and had recently visited friends, including Parker, and extended relatives in his hometown of Perth.
Campbell appeared in two One-Day Internationals for Australia in 2002, replacing then-first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who was on paternity leave.
Since 2017, he has served as coach of the Dutch national team. As a player, he represented both Australia and Hong Kong at the international level. He made his T20I debut for the latter at the age of 44 years and 30 days during the 2016 Men’s T20 World Cup, becoming the oldest player to do so at the time.
Campbell captained Western Australia for 98 games in first-class cricket between 1994 and 2006, scoring 6009 runs at an average of 36.31.