Posted: 27 November, 2014
by Triple M Cricket
Cricketer Phillip Hughes Loses Fight For Life
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says cricket moves the mood of the nation and today it's a sombre one
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says cricket moves the mood of the nation and today it's a sombre one.
Last night players past and present and of many generations spent the night at the Sydeny Cricket Ground talking, reflecting and grieving the loss of they mate.
In terms of the first test against India at the Gabba a decision hasn't yet been made. Listen to the full audio below.
Cricket Australia and NSW Press Conference
Phillip Hughes Loses Battle For His Life
Phillip Hughes (Getty Images)
Cricketer Phillip Hughes has lost his fight for life in Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital.
The 25-year-old had been on life support after being struck by a bouncer in Tuesday’s Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott pays his respects to Phillip Hughes
Prime Minister Tony Abbott also joined The Grill Team to pay his respects to Phillip Hughes. Listen to the audio below.
Cricket Australia Statement
Statement on Phillip Hughes from Australian Team Doctor Peter Brukner
It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.
He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.
He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.
As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.
Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.
Phil Hughes Facts:
Style: Left-handed opener
Born: Macksville, NSW
Test debut: Aus v SA, Johannesburg, Feb 2009
Test runs: 1535
Test average: 32.65
Tributes For Phillip Hughes