Family and friends met at the SCG on Thursday night to share stories about Hughes after his life support was switched off.
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Australian cricketers have not yet discussed whether they’ll play in next week’s first Test against India following the death of Phillip Hughes on Thursday.
Hughes died yesterday after he was struck in the back of the head by a bouncer on Tuesday during a Sheffield Shield game between New South Wales and South Australia.
Cricket Australia held a press conference on Friday morning, with chief executive James Sutherland saying that now was not the time to discuss the possibility of playing cricket.
“We all love cricket and nobody loves cricket more than Phillip. Cricket will go on and it will go on when we’re ready,” Sutherland told reporters.
“We haven’t broached the subject with the players yet – we will in time. But, to be honest, they’ve got other things on their mind. They’re grieving and they’ve lost someone that’s incredibly close to them.
“It’s really important to give people time and people will respond in different ways to what they’re going through.”
Hughes’ family and friend gathered at the SCG on Thursday night after the 25-year-old’s life support was switched off.
“There was some great stories being told and a quite a lot of laughter about the cheeky little boy who came down from Macksville and had the highest ambitions for himself and his cricket game,” Sutherland said.