Rodney Marsh in “critical but stable condition”© AFP
Australian wicket-keeper Rodney Marsh, who remains in an artificial coma after suffering a heart attack last week, was flown from Bundaberg to a city hospital in a “critical but stable condition”. The 74-year-old had suffered a heart attack on February 24 on his way to a charity event in Bundaberg, Queensland. a critical but stable condition.” According to the report, Marsh has moved to Adelaide to be closer to his family.
The wicketkeeper’s batter, who played 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 and 1984 and netted 355 layoffs behind the stumps, had moved to Adelaide two decades ago when he became the coach of the National Cricket Academy.
Marsh’s son, Paul, the former chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, said in a statement on Sunday that his father is “currently in the fight of his life”. “At the moment this is a wait and see match and it is unlikely that we will have certainty for the time being,” he said.
“We know there is a lot of interest in Father’s condition and our family has been overwhelmed by the messages of love and support from around the world. We have listened and read them and are incredibly grateful.” Marsh was rushed to hospital by the organizers of the Bulls Masters charity event.
“We would also like to thank the Bulls Masters team, and in particular Jimmy Maher, Darren Lehmann, Ian Healy and Allan Border, whose love and care for our family has been extraordinary,” the statement read.
Marsh also previously served as Australia’s roster chairman before stepping down in 2016.
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