All Sheffield Shield matches have been abandoned following yesterday’s events.
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Cricket Australia has announced that the current round of Sheffield Shield games have been abandoned.
The clash between New South Wales and South Australia was called off early after Redbacks batsman Phil Hughes was rushed to hospital after he was struck in the back of the head by a bouncer.
Matches in Melbourne and Brisbane – due to start today – have been abandoned.
“We’ve spoken to players and the ACA, and given how players across the country are feeling right now, it’s just not the day to be playing cricket and we understand that,” Cricket Australia’s high performance manager Pat Howard said.
“We are continuing to offer all players and match officials counselling and support at this difficult time.
“Phillip Hughes continues to receive the best possible medical care. The thoughts of his teammates and the wider cricket community are with Phillip and his family and friends at this difficult time.”
According to Cricket Australia, one point will be given to each team in an abandoned match.
Hughes remains in critical condition and in an induced coma at Sydney’s St Vincents Hospital.
He underwent surgery on Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain and will undergo more scans today.