Former Australia wicketkeeper Rod Marsh in ‘critical condition’ following heart attack

The Australian Cricketers’ Association have confirmed that former international Rod Marsh is in hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Marsh, who made 96 Test appearances for Australia, ended his career in the sport with a then record 355 dismissals. 

According to the Australian Cricketers' Association, the 74-year-old was followed to hospital in Queensland by some of his former team-mates who were with him at a charity event.

"The thoughts of everyone within cricket are with the family and many friends of Rod Marsh, who is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack this morning," an ACA statement read.

Former test cricket player Rod Marsh is seen at St Peters College oval in Adelaide, Friday November 2, 2018. Rod Marsh is touring the country to promote his new book an autobiography.

"Rod is an influential figure in Australian cricket and has been so for more than 50 years.

"He was in Bundaberg as part of the Queensland Bulls Masters event and is currently surrounded by some of his former team-mates. He will soon be joined by his family, who are making their way to Bundaberg."

Marsh made a further 92 appearances in white-ball cricket for his country in an international career that lasted from 1970 to 1984.

After retiring from playing he held numerous roles, including a spell as England selector from 2003 to 2005.

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