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Campbell suffers heart attack

Former Australian and West Australian cricketer Ryan Campbell is in a fight for life after suffering a heart attack in London on Saturday.

The 50 year old is in intensive care in a London hospital, having collapsed while at a playground with his children visiting his wife's family in the UK after recently spending a week in Perth.

"Cambo suffered a heart attack in London at the weekend and remains critical. Please pray for him." An emotional former WA coach Wayne Clark said on Sports Breakfast on Tuesday.

A swashbuckling batter and a solid gloveman, Campbell was a victim of Australia's golden era during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

During an illustrious 98-game first-class career between 1994 and 2006, Campbell starred for Western Australia with 6009 runs at an average of 36.31.

Campbell played for Hong Kong during the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup at the age of 44.

He has coached the Netherlands cricket team since April 2017.

Campbell's incident comes after legendary Australia legspinner Shane Warne died of a heart attack while holidaying in Thailand in March.

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