Australia – India Brisbane Test Postponed after Phil Hughes’ Tragic Death

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 | 0

The first of the 4-match Test series between Australia and India, scheduled to be held in Brisbane from November 4, has been postponed by Cricket Australia after the tragic death of Phil Hughes left the cricket world in distress.

Hughes gave up on his life after enduring a ruthless bouncer on his neck during the Sheffield Shield Cup. His funeral will be carried out on November 3 in Macksville.

Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive, James Sutherland, expressed his gratitude towards the public for the overwhelming support of all the cricket fans around the globe after Hughes’ misfortune.

“We are grateful to the Australian community for the overwhelming show of support it has extended to the Hughes family in recent days,” he said.

“The offers of assistance for Wednesday’s service have been remarkable. While we know that people from all around the nation want to pay their respects to Phillip, there will only be limited capacity in Macksville, so the work of our broadcasters will help ensure people around the country can follow the service on TV, radio and online,” he added.

The finalized date of the first Test has not been divulged as yet.



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