Australia vs Pakistan: Mark Nicholas taken to the hospital again after falling ill on Day 3

Melbourne: Former Hampshire captain and cricket commentator Mark Nicholas has been taken to hospital for a second time in three days after falling ill during the second Test between Australia and Pakistan on Wednesday.

 Australia vs Pakistan: Mark Nicholas taken to the hospital again after falling ill on Day 3

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The 59-year-old Englishman was taken to Epworth hospital on Monday after suffering abdominal pains, and according to a report by The West Australian, Nicholas was believed to have suffered from a burst appendix, though neither Channel Nine nor Cricket Australia confirmed the reports. However, Nicholas was discharged after some tests were conducted on him.

A Channel Nine spokesman had said that 59-year-old Nicholas was "doing much better this evening and is in good spirits. He wants to thank the MCG staff for all of their help and the Channel Nine viewers and cricket community for their good wishes."

He returned to the Melbourne Cricket Ground commentary box on Wednesday to commentate on day three of the Test but was taken to hospital again after suffering the same symptoms, a Cricket Australia spokesman told reporters.

Nicholas played 377 first class games and led English county side Hampshire for over 10 years before retiring in 1995 to carve out a career in journalism and broadcasting.

With inputs from Reuters

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Updated Date: Dec 28, 2016 12:37:20 IST