Lara admitted to hospital with suspected hepatitis

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 22:18 [IST]
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Bangalore: West Indian batsman Brian Lara was on Tuesday admitted to hospital in Colombo, suffering from suspected hepatitis, according to an official press release from the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lara complained of feeling unwell before the West Indies ICC Champions Trophy match with Kenya at the SSC ground, but went on to score 111 out of the team's 50 overs total of 261.

After completing his innings a doctor was called to examine Lara and a decision made to admit him to a local hospital. "Brian has been feeling below par for a couple of days but was well enough to take part in the game today. When he came in from batting he was in obvious discomfort and the doctor was consulted. "The latest information is that Brian will spend the next 24 hours in hospital undergoing tests. At this stage the most likely diagnosis is hepatitis, but this has yet to be confirmed," said West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt.

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