Cricket Australia has announced an independent review will be undertaken into the death of star player Phillip Hughes.
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Hughes was struck in the back of the neck by a short ball whilst batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the SCG on November 25, 2014, and died two days later in hospital.
The review will be led by QC David Curtain, who has been asked to make recommendations on various areas the sport in Australia, including tournaments, competitions, matches and training sessions.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said the main focus of the review is to prevent a repeat of the shocking incident from happening ever again.
“When this (Phillip Hughes) tragedy happened, I said that it was a freak accident, but it was one freak accident too many,” Sutherland is quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“Never again do we want to see something like that happen on a cricket field.
“We have a deep responsibility and obligation to look into the events of that awful day to understand everything that occurred and then see what could be done to prevent a similar accident happening in the future.
“This is not an exercise designed to apportion blame on any individual for what took place. “It is about making sure that as a sport we are doing everything in our power to prevent an accident of this nature happening again.
“There were certain measures put in place soon after Phillip’s passing such as increasing the medical presence at all CA matches and working very closely with our helmet supplier to investigate the suitability of protective head equipment offered to all players.
“This review will help determine whether we need to implement further measures before the 2015-16 season.”
The results of the review are expected to be made public later this year.
Hughes played 26 Tests for Australia, scoring 1,535 runs.
He was a prolific run-scorer at first-class level, averaging 46.51.