After a medical incident, cricket star Chris Cairns is on life support.
After a medical emergency in Australia, Chris Cairns is said to be on life support.
According to reports, New Zealand cricket icon Chris Cairns is on life support following a medical emergency. After a bizarre medical event, the 51-year-old fainted in Australia. Cairns had an aortic dissection last week in Canberra, Australia’s capital, and has had multiple procedures since then.
According to the New Zealand Herald, Cairns is now fighting for his life after contracting an illness.
Since falling last week, Cairns has not reacted to surgery as expected.
The former all-rounder will soon be transported to a Sydney specialized facility.
Cairns is widely recognized as one of New Zealand’s finest cricketers of all time.
He took 218 wickets and scored 3320 runs in 62 Tests.
Cairns also appeared in 215 One-Day Internationals, scoring over 5000 runs and taking 201 wickets.
From 1989 through 2006, he had a 17-year international career.
Cairns went on to become a pundit for Sky Sport in New Zealand after retiring from the game.
Following his playing career, Cairns became mired in controversy.
From the time he was a player, he was accused of match fixing on several occasions.
He was identified as one of the players accused of fixing the Indian Cricket League, which ran from 2007 to 2009.
Cairns worked hard to defend his name, and in 2015, Southwark Crown Court ruled him not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice.
Cairns and his wife Mel have resided in Canberra with their children for several years.
He is the CEO of SmartSportz, a virtual sports startup.