London, May 10: Dutch cricket team coach Ryan Campbell has been released from hospital and is expected to rejoin the Dutch team in the coming weeks.
Campbell had gone into cardiac arrest last month in London and was recently brought out of an induced coma by doctors with no signs of brain damage.
Follow-up tests showed no damage to the heart and doctors ruled out the possibility of a heart attack as the cause of the cardiac arrest, the ICC said on Tuesday.
On his discharge, Campbell paid tribute to the treatment he received from medical staff during his three weeks at the NHS Royal Stoke University Hospital.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the amazing doctors and nurses at Royal Stoke Hospital’s intensive care unit for their incredible professionalism, kindness and compassion. I also want to thank Beci Bassett, an adventure park mom in Cheshire, who immediately administered CPR. His courage and quick intervention just saved my life,” he said.
“My wife Leontina was at my bedside hour after hour and kept our families informed of my progress. She bravely faced every development that came her way. LT, I thank you and love you.
“LT was joined early on by my great friend Simon Millington, who flew in from Nevada to be there for her and her family and helped them through the ordeal. For this I am eternally grateful.
“Finally, I want to thank all of my supporters around the world. The amount of messages of love and support my family and I received was extremely gratifying.” The 50-year-old is now expected to rejoin the Netherlands camp ahead of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League three-match ODI series at home against the West Indies later this month.
Campbell was appointed as the Netherlands manager in January 2017 and, as a player, represented Australia and Hong Kong internationally.