Mystery lung condition puts John Hastings’ career on hold


MELBOURNE: A mystery lung condition has forced John Hastings, the Australia fast bowler, to take an indefinite break from cricket. He has undergone multiple tests, but doctors are yet to determine the cause of the condition, which is causing bleeding in his lungs every time he bowls.

Hastings, 32, has played one Test, 29 ODIs and 9 T20Is for Australia. He retired from Test and ODI cricket in October 2017 to focus on his T20 career, and was set to play for the Sydney Sixers in the 2018-19 edition of the Big Bash League, which begins on December 19.