An umpire of ICC’s Elite Panel, Richard Illingworth who officiated in the fifth and the final ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur got hospitalised after he complained of chest pain.
Director of Operations of Alexis Hospital, Suresh Tripathi has confirmed that the umpire was admitted yesterday, as per reports from PTI.
As per reports emerging from the Vidarbha Cricket Association stated that the referee was admitted to the hospital after he complained of chest pain.
“Two doctors including a cardiologist are attending him. His condition is stable,” Tripathi said.
The final ODI where Illingworth officiated the last time saw the Men in Blue thrash the Aussies by seven wickets and clinch the series by a 4-1 margin. Rohit Sharma continued his exceptional run against the Aussies and scored a brilliant 125 off 109 deliveries.
India is currently holding the numero uno status in both Tests and ODI’s and will be looking to reach the top of the ladder in T20I’s as well sooner than later. Meanwhile a former Test player for England, Illingworth played the majority of his first-class career for Worcestershire although he had short stints with Derbyshire and Natal.
Illingworth represented the national team in nine Tests and 25 ODI’s and was part of the English team during the 1992 and 1996 World Cups. A left-arm orthodox spinner, Illingworth bagged a whopping 871 wickets in his first-class career besides scalping 19 and 30 wickets in his Test and ODI career, respectively.
As an umpire, Illingworth has officiated in 30 Tests, 55 ODI’s and 16 T20I’s ranging from 2010 to till date.