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Australia says too early for India Test decision

Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week's first Test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday.

India hold closed training session in Adelaide wearing black arm-bands

The Indian cricket team on Friday held a closed training session at the net facilities of Adelaide Oval, a day after their two-day warm-up game in Adelaide was scrapped following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.

Safer helmets head too slowly to cricketers

In 2012, fourteen years after the first major International Cricket Council-backed meeting on safety standards of the helmet was held, a panel including manufacturers and ex-cricketers met to decide on fresh safety specifications for a protective gear used not just by batsmen but close-in fielders and wicketkeepers as well.

Sean Abbott in focus as Phillip Hughes' teammates left traumatised

People do not associate cricket with death and the shock loss of Phillip Hughes will be the hardest thing for bowler Sean Abbott to deal with, according to trauma experts.

Farewell mate: Tributes pour in for Australia's Phil Hughes

Cricket scoreboards around the world carried tributes to Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Friday, while condolence messages flooded social media as the sporting world reacted to an untimely death not experienced since Ayrton Senna's in 1994. Touching #putoutyourbats Phil Hughes tribute goes viral

Touching #putoutyourbats Phil Hughes tribute goes viral

Pictures of bats posted with the hashtag flooded Twitter as ordinary fans and star players alike joined in the touching memorial, a day after Phillip Hughes' death.

First India-Australia Test in doubt as players mourn Hughes' death

With players mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, there is still uncertainty over whether the first Test between India and Australia will go on as per schedule next week.

Sean Abbott receives support from cricketers across world

A 'broken' Sean Abbott faced rebuilding his life Friday after delivering the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, although Cricket Australia said the young bowler was holding up well given the circumstances.

When they faced bouncers without helmets...

The fear of a blow to the head has always kept batsmen on their toes. It dictates their temperament, and playing style. Over the years, the evolution of modern helmets has made this aspect of the game less risky for the men with the bat in hand.

‘Bouncer is part and parcel of game’

There are two imminent and obvious side-effects that one fears may come out of the Hughes tragedy. The bowler, Sean Abbott, will be scarred, and the future of bouncers in cricket will come under focus.

India tour game cancelled amid grief over Hughes

India's two-day tour match due to begin Friday has been cancelled following the shocking death of Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Cricket left heartbroken by death of Phil Hughes

The news of Hughes' death came like a bolt from the blue. The 25-year-old had been in an induced coma for two days after being struck by a bouncer from Sean Abbott at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a domestic encounter.

Cricket world reels in shock after Phil Hughes death

Australia captain Michael Clarke held back tears as he read a statement on behalf of the Hughes family, composing himself for long enough until he could make a hurried exit from a nationally televised news conference.

Story of Phillip Hughes: A boy from the bush who made it to the top

Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits. A left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was cut short after he was hit on the head by a ball.

Phillip Hughes: The talented young batsman who was loved by all

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was battling to regain his place on the national Test side when he was felled by a bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The popular young batsman played 26 Tests for his country but never secured a regular place in the national team despite some 9,000 first-class runs.
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