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Wayne Parnell undergoes heart tests after suffering scare in England

Wayne Parnell had to undergo heart tests after the pacer complained of discomfort during Kent’s Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at Somerset.

cricket Updated: May 05, 2017 19:38 IST
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Wayne Parnell is part of the South Africa squad for next month’s Champions Trophy.(AFP)

South Africa fast bowlerWayne Parnell is undergoing tests on his heart after he was taken off the field during Kent’s Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at Somerset on Tuesday.

Parnellcould only bowl four overs during the match at Tauntonand the left-armer underwent further examinations on Thursday.

A Kent spokesman said: “Wayne left the field during Tuesday’s match at Taunton as he was feeling unwell.

“He wanted to return to the field after examination by the club’s medical staff but did not as a precaution.

“In consultation with doctors at Cricket South Africa, Wayne will receive further check-ups today.”

Wayne Parnell is in the South Africa squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England next month.

First Published: May 05, 2017 17:30 IST