Australian wicket-keeper Rodney Marsh is in critical condition in a hospital in Queensland after suffering a heart attack on Thursday. Marsh, 74, suffered a heart attack on his way to a charity event in Bundaberg, Queensland. He was rushed to hospital by the organizers of the Bulls Masters charity event.
“It’s devastating,” Bulls Masters boss Jimmy Maher told News Corp.
Rod landed at 10:05 AM and called me from the car at about 10:30 AM. He said he couldn’t wait to have a beer with me. Shortly after, Dave (one of the organizers of a charity event) called me from the car and told me what had happened.
“…the doctor said if they (organizers John Glanville and David Hillier) had waited for an ambulance, he wouldn’t have made it.” “A 74-year-old man presented to Bundaberg Hospital with cardiac symptoms and is currently in critical condition,” a spokesman for Wide Bay Hospital and the health service said.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said: “We are very concerned to hear the news about Rod and send him all our best wishes.
“Our thoughts are with him, his wife Ros and their family and many friends during this difficult time. Rod is one of the most iconic and popular figures in the game and we thank and recognize those who care for him.” Marsh played 96 Tests for Australia between 1970 and 1984 and made a strict 355 layoffs behind the stumps.
The 74-year-old also previously served as Australia’s squad chairman before stepping down in 2016.
Western Australia Cricket CEO Christina Matthews also wished Marsh a “full and speedy recovery”.
“We are deeply concerned to hear of Rod Marsh’s medical emergency following a massive heart attack,” she said.
“On behalf of the WA Cricket staff and players, and the wider cricketing community, I would like to convey our heartfelt thoughts to Rod and his family.
“He’s a beloved husband and father – and he remains one of the greatest wicket-keepers of our game.” Marsh played 97 first-class matches for Western Australia.
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