Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died, aged 25.
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died.
In a statement released a short time ago, Cricket Australia said the 25-year-old did not regain consciousness after being hit by a bouncer at the SCG on Tuesday.
“He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends,” the statement read.
“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.”
We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25 pic.twitter.com/RjIWcqlT2v
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2014