Regional players play tribute to Philip Hughes

Fri, Nov 28, '14


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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Regional players today honoured the memory of Australia batsman Philip Hughes following his passing.

Hughes died in hospital yesterday in Australia three days short of his 26th birthday, after he suffered an injury during a first-class match earlier this week at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Heeding a request from the WICB pay tribute to Hughes and show solidarity with all those involved with the game in Australia, regional players and officials responded.

They observed a minute’s silence before the start of all matches in the third round of the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament and are wearing black ribbons throughout the weekend.

Players also lined their bats outside their teams’ dressing rooms with their playing caps on the handles, a tribute that has taken root around the globe.



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Uncapped pair could face Jamaica, Cotterell, Horace Miller in for Jamaica

Fri, Nov 28, '14


Trinidad & Tobago

The uncapped pair of spinner Kerwyn Sirju and medium pacer Daniel St Clair were among four changes made by the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team ahead of their Professional Cricket League round three four-day match against Jamaica bowling off at 10 a.m. at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain today.

The Esmeralda Sports Club spinner Sirju and Tableland pacer St Clair, along with rookie opening batsman Jeremy Solozano and wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo will replace South Africa-bound Denesh Ramdin and Shannon Gabriel, injured all-rounder Yannic Cariah, and spinner Bryan Charles who was dropped.

T&T are currently second on the six team standings on 20 points, one better than their opponents Jamaica who are third on 19.


read more at Trinidad Express

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Phillip Hughes death: Australia's Sean Abbott 'may never play again'

Thu, Nov 27, '14


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The cricketing world is rallying around bowler Sean Abbott amid fears he may never play again in the wake of batsman Phillip Hughes's death.

Abbott's ball struck Hughes in the neck during a domestic match in Australia and the 25-year-old died on Thursday.

The Australia captain Michael Clarke and Hughes's sister Megan spent time comforting a tearful Abbott, 22, at St Vincent's Hospital.

He is receiving counselling from Cricket Australia.

But former England bowler David Lawrence, who hit West Indies batsman Phil Simmons on the temple with a delivery in 1988, thinks Abbott's career could be over.

"I know what Sean is going through," Lawrence told BBC Radio 5 live.

"My thoughts go out to him. I don't think he'll play cricket again."

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WICB statement on the passing of Philip Hughes

Thu, Nov 27, '14



KINGSTON, Jamaica – The West Indies Cricket Board said today it was extremely sad to hear of the passing of young Australian batsman Philip Hughes, following an injury he suffered during a first-class match on Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.

WICB President Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron said: “It was with a sense of shock and sorrow that we learned of the death of Philip Hughes and I know that these feelings are shared by all who knew him and played with or against him.

“There is little one can say at such a time, but we would like to express our very sincere sympathy to his family, friends and all those involved with the game in Australia.

“This is truly a tragic loss of a fantastic young player who promised to deliver so much for Australia and who has already done so much in proving his pedigree as a top flight batsman on the international stage.

“To honour the memory of our fallen colleague and show solidarity with our friends in Australia, we have asked that a minute’s silence be observed prior to the start of all matches in the third round of the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament tomorrow – and that all players and match officials wear a black armband during the match.”

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Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

Thu, Nov 27, '14



Phillip Hughes has died as a result of the injuries he sustained when struck by a bouncer on Tuesday, Cricket Australia has confirmed. He was 25.

Team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed the news in a statement released on Thursday afternoon.

"It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Dr Brukner said. "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."



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