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Dec 7, 2014

Cricket-Australia brace for emotional test in Adelaide

MELBOURNE, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The first test Australia hosts against India this week is set to be fraught with conflicting emotions as players return to battle with a mixture of relief and apprehension after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.

The Adelaide Oval was Hughes’ adopted home ground after his move from New South Wales, and both teams will pay tribute there to the batsman who died in hospital last month, two days after being struck by a short ball during a Sheffield Shield match.

Nov 28, 2014

Abbott faces task to make sense of Hughes loss – experts

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – People do not associate cricket with death and the shock loss of Phillip Hughes, against all rational expectation, will be the hardest thing for bowler Sean Abbott to deal with, according to trauma experts.

Abbott’s short-pitched delivery struck Hughes in the neck during a domestic match on Tuesday, with the impact of the blow bursting an artery in the batsman’s neck that led to his death in a Sydney hospital two days later.

Nov 28, 2014

Cricket-Abbott faces task to make sense of Hughes loss – experts

MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – People do not associate cricket with death and the shock loss of Phillip Hughes, against all rational expectation, will be the hardest thing for bowler Sean Abbott to deal with, according to trauma experts.

Abbott’s short-pitched delivery struck Hughes in the neck during a domestic match on Tuesday, with the impact of the blow bursting an artery in the batsman’s neck that led to his death in a Sydney hospital two days later.

Nov 28, 2014

Australia to launch safety review after Hughes’ death

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Cricket Australia will “immediately” launch a review into safety protocols and protection for players after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, the organisation’s chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday.

Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a rising delivery during a domestic match that burst an artery and caused a rush of blood to his brain that ultimately proved fatal.

Nov 28, 2014

Cricket-Australia to launch safety review after Hughes’ death

MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cricket Australia will “immediately” launch a review into safety protocols and protection for players after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, the organisation’s chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday.

Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a rising delivery during a domestic match that burst an artery and caused a rush of blood to his brain that ultimately proved fatal.

Nov 27, 2014

Cricketing world mourns Hughes’ death

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Flags flew at half-mast at cricket grounds across the world on Friday and players left bats outside their doors in a social media tribute to Australia’s Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being struck by a ball.

Hughes’ passing from a “catastrophic” head injury dominated the front and back pages of all of Australia’s major newspapers, with sombre eulogies for the boy raised on a banana plantation whose life was cut short three days before his 26th birthday.

Nov 27, 2014

Cricket-Cricketing world mourns Hughes’ death

MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Flags flew at half-mast at cricket grounds across the world on Friday and players left bats outside their doors in a social media tribute to Australia’s Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being struck by a ball.

Hughes’ passing from a “catastrophic” head injury dominated the front and back pages of all of Australia’s major newspapers, with sombre eulogies for the boy raised on a banana plantation whose life was cut short three days before his 26th birthday.

Nov 27, 2014

Grief-stricken Michael Clarke shows true off-field leadership

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Long called upon to rescue his team from treacherous situations, Australia captain Michael Clarke could do little to save his close friend Phillip Hughes, but bore his grief quietly in a vital supporting role for his “little brother’s” family.

Clarke was among the first to arrive at St Vincent’s hospital on Tuesday after Hughes was rushed there with a sickening head injury and read the family’s statement upon his death, three days before his 26th birthday.

Nov 27, 2014

Grief-stricken Clarke shows true off-field leadership

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Long called upon to rescue his team from treacherous situations, Australia captain Michael Clarke could do little to save his close friend Phillip Hughes, but bore his grief quietly in a vital supporting role for his “little brother’s” family.

Clarke was among the first to arrive at St Vincent’s hospital on Tuesday after Hughes was rushed there with a sickening head injury and read the family’s statement upon his death, three days before his 26th birthday.

Nov 27, 2014

Cricket-Grief-stricken Clarke shows true off-field leadership

MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Long called upon to rescue his team from treacherous situations, Australia captain Michael Clarke could do little to save his close friend Phillip Hughes, but bore his grief quietly in a vital supporting role for his “little brother’s” family.

Clarke was among the first to arrive at St Vincent’s hospital on Tuesday after Hughes was rushed there with a sickening head injury and read the family’s statement upon his death, three days before his 26th birthday.

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