Taylor said the first Test is an opportunity for cricket fans to mourn Hughes’ loss.
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Former Australia cricket captain Mark Taylor believes next week’s opening Test against India should go ahead so fans can both mourn and pay tribute to the late Phillip Hughes.
“Ideally, it would be great for the Test match to go ahead so people could come out and share the mourning of the loss of Phillip Hughes,” Taylor told Channel Nine.
“I suppose in a way in a tribute to Phil Hughes to play a Test match, so there’s a lot to be discussed over the next probably three or four days before a decision will probably be made next week.
“It’s never an easy situation but … the game will go on at some stage.”
Taylor said Cricket Australia will speak to the Hughes family about their wishes for the game and arrangements for the funeral.