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Fabrice Muamba reaches out to cricketer James Taylor over heart condition

Fabrice Muamba reaches out to cricketer James Taylor after the batsman is forced to retire with a heart condition.

Former Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba has offered his support to England cricketer James Taylor, who has been forced to retire due to a heart condition.

The batsman announced the news on Tuesday, revealing that he has been diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia (ARVC).

The condition, which was detected after Taylor visited a specialist, is similar to the one that caused Muamba to collapse on the pitch during a game in 2012.

After hearing the news, Muamba contacted Taylor on Twitter, saying: "@jamestaylor20 having life is a great option.Retirement is inevitable but for some of us it's just earlier than expected. Enjoy life."

Taylor made seven Test appearances for England and played in 27 one-day internationals.

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Nottinghamshire's James Taylor in action against Glamorgan on September 21, 2013
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