Kusal Mendis has been cleared to play in the second Test against Bangladesh despite leaving the field with chest pains.
He required hospital treatment for the severe chest pain but has been given the all clear by medical staff to continue in the match.
He was immediately taken to hospital after leaving the field in the 23rd over clutching his chest.
The media manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Rabeed Imam, stated, “It appeared he suffered from muscle spasm as diagnosis found nothing serious. It should not be a problem for him to keep playing”.
Mendis was apparently suffering from dehydration leading into the match and was not the only one to leave the field during play.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was forced to retire with cramps and on-field umpire Richard Kettleborough also had to leave the field on the fourth day. No information as to why he had to leave the field was available at time of print.
This, along with the death of an Egyptian goalkeeper as well as an AFL personal trainer just adds to the ever growing list of high profile people with heart and health concerns.
There has also, sadly, been a death in England of an 18 year old who was unable to get an ambulance due to heavy loads resulting in time delays for medical personnel to respond to emergencies.