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  • Cricket Australia trademarks '63 not out' Yesterday

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has trademarked the phrase "63 not out" in memory of batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match last month. He was batting on 63 when he was fatally injured. CA termed the move "defensive" to prevent people cashing in...
  • Cricket Australia plans to honour late Hughes ahead of Adelaide Test December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: Cricket Australia (CA) will hold a range of tributes to honour the late Phillip Hughes ahead of the opening Commonwealth Bank Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The Australian players will wear Hughes' Test cap number 408 on their playing shirts for the match. Players...
  • CA XI bowlers to share insights into Indian team December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Five bowlers of the Cricket Australia XI, against whom India played a couple of two-day games as a warm-up to the Test series, will stay here to assist the national side and provide insights into the visiting team. The second practice match finished in an inevitable draw on Friday, but...
  • India in Australia: India impress in second draw against CA XI December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Indian batsmen got some much-needed workout ahead of the Test series against Australia as they put up 375 runs in 90 overs before their two-day tour game against Cricket Australia XI ended in a draw at the Glenelg Oval on Friday. After notching up 375 runs in their first innings,...
  • Phil Hughes' Death: Cricket Australia thanks India for support December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Touched by India's support in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death, Cricket Australia Director and former pacer Michael Kasprowicz has praised the visitors for being considerate in accepting the changed series schedule following the tragedy. Hughes' death, after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic game last week, resulted...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, 2nd Tour Game December 5, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Round-up: Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets on Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia. In reply, Indians...
  • As it happened: 2nd Tour Game, Day 1 December 4, 2014

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians at Adelaide SQUAD: CA XI: Ryan Carters, Jordan Silk, Ashton Turner (c), Matthew Short, Alex Keath, Jake Doran, Sebastian Gotch (wk), Evan Gulbis, Josh Lalor, Jonte Pattison, Sam Rainbird, David Moody (12th), INDIANS: Murali Vijay,...
  • Australia bids farewell to Phillip Hughes in hometown funeral December 3, 2014

    The funeral of Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes began to the strains of a song entitled "Forever Young" in his home town on Wednesday as a nation united to celebrate the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime. Eight days after Hughes was struck by a ball in the...
  • Factbox: Australia batsman Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Factbox on Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who was buried in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday. Born: November 30 1988 in Macksville, New South Wales * Grew up on a banana farm before moving to Sydney. Made his first-class debut for NSW in 2007 at 18 and became the youngest to...
  • Sean Abbott back in action at New South Wales training session December 2, 2014

    Sydney: Sean Abbott, the man who bowled the delivery that fatally struck Phillip Hughes on the head, returned to bowling on Tuesday, over a week after the on-field tragedy. There has been great concern shown for the talented and hardworking Abbott since he delivered the ball that tragically struck Hughes in...
  • Cricket Australia swaps first two games of ODI tri-series December 2, 2014

    Adelaide: India will now take on Australia in the second ODI of the tri-series, also involving England, on January 18 after Cricket Australia decided to swap the first two matches to give appropriate recovery time to the Indian players following the rescheduling of the four-Test series. According to the revised schedule,...
  • No pressure on Australia players for Adelaide Test: Cricket Australia December 2, 2014

    Cricket Australia will be understanding of players who feel uncomfortable about playing in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes when the rescheduled India Test series starts next week, chief executive James Sutherland said on Tuesday. Sutherland was speaking at Sydney Airport before his flight to Macksville, where Hughes will...
  • Phillip Hughes' funeral to be live screened at SCG December 1, 2014

    Sydney: The Sydney Cricket Ground will be open to the public on Wednesday for a live screening of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' funeral. According to report in Daily Telegraph, the SCG will show the live feed of Channel Nine's broadcast on their super screens. Hughes' funeral will be held in his home...
  • Discussions about first Australia-India Test ongoing December 1, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia and the Indian board (BCCI) remain in discussions over the future of the first Test between the two countries that was supposed to have started on Thursday in Brisbane. The Dec 4-8 match at the Gabba was postponed indefinitely on Saturday, following the death last Thursday of Australia...
  • Phillip Hughes to be 63 not out forever November 30, 2014

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes will forever be 63 not out after Cricket Australia (CA) adjusted the scorecard of his final match as a mark of respect for the promising cricketer who lost his life following a freak injury on the field. "It might seem like a little thing, but it's an important...
  • Australia to retire Phil Hughes' shirt No. 64, Clarke pays tearful tribute November 29, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke delivered a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes, saying the Australian dressing room will never be the same without the 25-year-old. Clarke made the following statement at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this morning on behalf of the Australian cricket team and its support staff regarding Phillip Hughes. Words cannot...
  • Cricket Australia to launch safety review after Phillip Hughes' death November 28, 2014

    Cricket Australia will "immediately" launch a review into safety protocols and protection for players after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, the organisation's chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a rising delivery during a domestic match...
  • Australia-India Test still in limbo after Phillip Hughes' death November 28, 2014

    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. Indian cricket officials were being kept closely informed, Sutherland added, and had...
  • Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Geoff Boycott November 27, 2014

    London: Helmets have given a false sense of security to batsmen, who no longer have the necessary technique to deal with fast bowling, according to former England opener Geoff Boycott. The death of Australian Phillip Hughes on Thursday after being struck on the head by a short-pitched delivery has fuelled debate...
  • Marylebone Cricket Club condoles death of Phil Hughes November 27, 2014

    London: The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday joined the global cricket fraternity in condoling the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, was playing for South Australia when he was hit by New South Wales pacer Sean Abbott's bouncer and it proved fatal. The MCC flag at Lord's has...
  • Phillip Hughes, talented young cricket batsman loved by all November 27, 2014

    Sydney: He was a country boy whose love for the "Baggy Green" took him all the way from a rural Australian town to the bright lights of international cricket when he made his Test debut aged just 20 in South Africa. But despite breaking records on that tour and attracting comparisons...
  • India's practice match against CA XI cancelled to honour Phillip Hughes November 27, 2014

    Adelaide: The two-day tour match between the Cricket Australia (CA) XI and India was cancelled as a mark of respect for Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. "CA today advises that the two-day tour match between CA XI and...
  • Cricket Australia, BCCI need to decide fate of first Test: Gavaskar November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Phillip Hughes' sad demise barely a week before the first India and Australia Test has put a question mark over the series opener and batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels the onus now is on the cricket boards of the two nations to decide whether to call off the...
  • Phil Hughes' death a 'sad day for cricket': Sachin Tendulkar November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar said on Thursday he was shocked to hear of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' death, calling it a "sad day for cricket". "Shocked to hear about Phil. Sad day for cricket," said Tendulkar, who played alongside the 25-year-old Hughes in the Indian Premier League. "Deepest condolences to...
  • Sad day for world cricket, says Dilip Vengsarkar November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Thursday termed the shock demise of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who succumbed to the head injury sustained in a Shield match on Tuesday, as a "sad day for world cricket". "It's a sad day for world cricket. It was a freak accident. Lots of...
  • India's tour match with CA XI suspended after Hughes' death November 27, 2014

    Adelaide: The first day of India's two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI that was scheduled to start on Friday has been called off as players mourn the death of Australian Test batsman Phillip Hughes. India players were informed of Hughes' death on Thursday as they trained at the Adelaide...
  • Phil Hughes loses battle with life November 27, 2014

    Cricket fraternity have paid tribute to Australia cricketer Phil Hughes, who has died two days after being hit on the head by a ball. ...
  • Cricketing fraternity condoles Phillip Hughes' sad demise November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The cricket fraternity from across the globe reacted with shock and sadness at the sad demise of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who succumbed to his injuries in Sydney after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shiled match. The 25-year-old cricketer, who was in contention for a Test...
  • 10 fatal and near-fatal injuries on the cricket field November 27, 2014

    It's a sad day for the sporting world as Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes succumbed to the head injury he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the Syndey Cricket Ground three days ago. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was trying to make a comeback to the Australia Test...