Controversy Rocks Phil Hughes’ ’63 Not Out’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 | 0

’63 Not Out’ – the score at which Phil Hughes suffered a ruthless blow off a bouncer and eventually passed away – has been trademarked by Cricket Australia (CA) to prevent commercial’s cashing-in. Yes, you read that right!

It is a known fact that Hughes will remain ’63 Not Out’ in our hearts forever, but some commercials out there are trying to cash-in on his death, which has, apparently, not gone down well with CA.

According to reports, some unlicensed merchandises were being sold on an online site, with ’63 Not Out’ printed as stickers and labels on t-shirts.

To avoid this situation, the CA has trademarked ’63 Not Out,’ which they call it as a ‘defensive’ move to prevent people from cashing-in on late cricketer’s death.

“Cricket Australia registered the trademark in conjunction with Phillip’s management purely as a defensive registration to prevent others trying to exploit Phillip’s memory,” a CA spokesman was quoted as saying by The West Australian.


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