Parnell taken to hospital

Parnell experienced chest pains and an abnormally fast pulse

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South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell was taken to hospital on Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his chest and an abnormally quick pulse.

Parnell was playing for Kent in their Royal London One-Day Cup match against Somerset when he suffered the problems, which led to him leaving the field after he bowled four overs.

According to The Times writer Elizabeth Ammon, Parnell underwent heart tests upon arriving at the hospital.

“Wayne left the field during Tuesday’s match at Taunton, as he was feeling unwell,” a Kent spokesperson told SuperSport. “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.”

Parnell does have a history of heart-related issues and there is no doubt South Africa will be anxious to find out how serious the problem is.

The 27-year-old was included in South Africa’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England and the Champions Trophy in June.

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