Mark Nicholas, former Hampshire skipper, falls ill during AUS v PAK MCG Test
Mark Nicholas, a regular commentator for host broadcaster Channel Nine during the Australian summer of cricket, had been calling the Australia vs Pakistan MCG Test before he fell ill.cricket Updated: Dec 26, 2016 16:05 IST
Former Hampshire cricket captain and broadcaster Mark Nicholas was taken to hospital on Monday after falling ill with “abdominal pains” during the opening day of the second Test between Australia and Pakistan in Melbourne.
A few tx left for my book launch at Lords, special guest Boycs. £60 for the book, the charity, food, drink and us! https://t.co/fa0MwppVP6— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) October 3, 2016
“Just to let you know he’s fallen ill today with abdominal pains and he’s been taken to hospital for testing,” former Australia batsman and Channel Nine co-commentator Michael Slater said during a rain-break just before tea.
“We wish him well.”
First signing day of my book 'A Beautiful Game' in the shops on Oct 6th pic.twitter.com/eZjroZWrqv— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) September 23, 2016
News Ltd media said a stretcher was sent to the broadcast facility at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and 59-year-old Nicholas was seen “visibly struggling and sweating profusely.”
Battle about to commence! pic.twitter.com/iGvY8UkwAX— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) September 6, 2016
Heard about Mark Nicholas' s illness just now, my prayers and best wishes for him to be back in the comm box ASAP.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) December 26, 2016
Pakistan were 142 for four at tea.