The family is thrilled to announce that this afternoon the incredible staff at the Royal Stoke University Hospital successfully discontinued Ryan’s sedation.

He has reacted very well and is now in a stable condition. Whilst still very weak he is talking and responsive. Doctors hope that with continued progress he should make a full recovery.

We would once again like to thank everyone for your love and good wishes. It is impossible to say how grateful we all are to you all. We will update further when we have more news.

WA Cricket CEO Christina Matthews released the below statement on Tuesday following the news the former WA cricketer suffered a series of cardiac arrests last weekend.

“WA Cricket is in shock to hear of Ryan’s medical emergency after suffering a major heart attack over the long weekend.

“On behalf of all WA Cricket staff, players and the wider cricket community, I would like to pass on our heartfelt thoughts to Ryan, his wife Leontina and their family at this time.

“We know he is in the best care, and hope he pulls through and is able to make a full and speedy recovery.”

Affectionately known to many as Cambo, the versatile cricketer made his First-Class debut for Western Australia in the 1996-97 season.

During his career with WA he both opened the batting and played down the order, while compiling almost 6,000 First-Class runs.

His wicket-keeping duties helped him take 263 catches and 15 stumpings.

Campbell played two one-day internationals for Australia, making his debut against New Zealand in Sydney 2002.