Australia news April 1, 2013

Clarke waylaid by gastro

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Australia's captain Michael Clarke was taken by ambulance to Sutherland hospital in Sydney overnight after suffering a severe bout of gastroenteritis.

Having returned home early from the Test tour of India due to back and hamstring problems that have since ruled him out of the IPL, Clarke was waylaid by the stomach trouble on Sunday night and treated overnight before returning to his home on Monday.

"Cricket Australia today advised that Michael Clarke was hospitalised overnight with gastroenteritis," a CA statement said. "Clarke has since been discharged from hospital and CA confirms that he is recovering at home."

Clarke is working to return to fitness in time for the Champions Trophy tournament in England which serves as a precursor to this year's Ashes series.

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  • POSTED BY on | April 2, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Clarkes still getting the runs

  • POSTED BY PFEL on | April 2, 2013, 2:34 GMT

    Does this really qualify as news? It's not like he's missing any cricket. Jesse Ryder gets bashed and in a comas --> that's serious. Michael Clarke has diarrhea . . . not so much

  • POSTED BY thephill on | April 2, 2013, 2:22 GMT

    i know he's been seriously in the runs for a while now but this really is taking it to extremes.

  • POSTED BY DeckChairand6pack on | April 2, 2013, 0:54 GMT

    What an unfortunate picture next to that headline. The only thing sensible to add is, Michael Clarke, would you like something to read?

  • POSTED BY Big-Dog on | April 1, 2013, 20:50 GMT

    I don't think it has anything to do with Indian food. Its more likely to be caused by the utter rubbish served up to him by the Australian selectors.

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | April 1, 2013, 19:05 GMT

    England will be hoping he recovers in time for the Ashes.

  • POSTED BY nayonika on | April 1, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Sam Sabeesh: its not indian food my dear fellow...its the total rout in india that has churned the aussie tummy...anyway get well soon skipper...

  • POSTED BY Thefakebook on | April 1, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    Wow get well soon he is the last OZ legend left in the batting order!

  • POSTED BY on | April 1, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Indian food can do that to you sometimes .. trust me I know .. !!

  • POSTED BY _Australian_ on | April 1, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    @Mitty2 and real_gone_gadd. Actually looking at the headline and then Clarke's stance in the much used photo I thought it was a April Fools joke! Mitty2 you'd have about $10!

  • POSTED BY on | April 2, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    Clarkes still getting the runs

  • POSTED BY PFEL on | April 2, 2013, 2:34 GMT

    Does this really qualify as news? It's not like he's missing any cricket. Jesse Ryder gets bashed and in a comas --> that's serious. Michael Clarke has diarrhea . . . not so much

  • POSTED BY thephill on | April 2, 2013, 2:22 GMT

    i know he's been seriously in the runs for a while now but this really is taking it to extremes.

  • POSTED BY DeckChairand6pack on | April 2, 2013, 0:54 GMT

    What an unfortunate picture next to that headline. The only thing sensible to add is, Michael Clarke, would you like something to read?

  • POSTED BY Big-Dog on | April 1, 2013, 20:50 GMT

    I don't think it has anything to do with Indian food. Its more likely to be caused by the utter rubbish served up to him by the Australian selectors.

  • POSTED BY Front-Foot-Lunge on | April 1, 2013, 19:05 GMT

    England will be hoping he recovers in time for the Ashes.

  • POSTED BY nayonika on | April 1, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Sam Sabeesh: its not indian food my dear fellow...its the total rout in india that has churned the aussie tummy...anyway get well soon skipper...

  • POSTED BY Thefakebook on | April 1, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    Wow get well soon he is the last OZ legend left in the batting order!

  • POSTED BY on | April 1, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Indian food can do that to you sometimes .. trust me I know .. !!

  • POSTED BY _Australian_ on | April 1, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    @Mitty2 and real_gone_gadd. Actually looking at the headline and then Clarke's stance in the much used photo I thought it was a April Fools joke! Mitty2 you'd have about $10!

  • POSTED BY peacock111 on | April 1, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    well after the thrassing the aussies went through the Indian Tour...its an blessing in disguise for Clarke as he can get over all the mental trauma he received during the tour

  • POSTED BY Mitty2 on | April 1, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    If I had a dollar for the amount of times cricinfo used that photo of Clarke in their articles...

  • POSTED BY real_gone_gadd on | April 1, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Hope this is an April Fool's joke!

  • POSTED BY RDLikesCricket on | April 1, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    First the loss to India, Injured back, No IPL and now a bad bout of Gastro.... life's changed for Clarke in the last few months. He made a wise decision by opting out of IPL... Good to take time away to work on ur health and fitness... things will look better... Give the cricket fans a good Ashes series...

  • POSTED BY Tlotoxl on | April 1, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    That can be really nasty, took me over a week to get the energy to get out of bed and I didn't feel 100% for upwards of 6 months...

  • POSTED BY on | April 1, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    Get well soon great lad... Make a strong comeback in ASHES...

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  • POSTED BY on | April 1, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    Get well soon great lad... Make a strong comeback in ASHES...

  • POSTED BY Tlotoxl on | April 1, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    That can be really nasty, took me over a week to get the energy to get out of bed and I didn't feel 100% for upwards of 6 months...

  • POSTED BY RDLikesCricket on | April 1, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    First the loss to India, Injured back, No IPL and now a bad bout of Gastro.... life's changed for Clarke in the last few months. He made a wise decision by opting out of IPL... Good to take time away to work on ur health and fitness... things will look better... Give the cricket fans a good Ashes series...

  • POSTED BY real_gone_gadd on | April 1, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Hope this is an April Fool's joke!

  • POSTED BY Mitty2 on | April 1, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    If I had a dollar for the amount of times cricinfo used that photo of Clarke in their articles...

  • POSTED BY peacock111 on | April 1, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    well after the thrassing the aussies went through the Indian Tour...its an blessing in disguise for Clarke as he can get over all the mental trauma he received during the tour

  • POSTED BY _Australian_ on | April 1, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    @Mitty2 and real_gone_gadd. Actually looking at the headline and then Clarke's stance in the much used photo I thought it was a April Fools joke! Mitty2 you'd have about $10!

  • POSTED BY on | April 1, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Indian food can do that to you sometimes .. trust me I know .. !!

  • POSTED BY Thefakebook on | April 1, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    Wow get well soon he is the last OZ legend left in the batting order!

  • POSTED BY nayonika on | April 1, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    Sam Sabeesh: its not indian food my dear fellow...its the total rout in india that has churned the aussie tummy...anyway get well soon skipper...