AUSTRALIA

  • Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Geoff Boycott 11 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 34 minutes ago

    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...
  • Hughes condition was 'incredibly rare', says Aus Team doctor 11 hours 37 minutes ago

    Sydney: The "incredibly rare" condition that took Phillip Hughes' life has only been reported 100 times in medical history and only the second time caused by a cricket ball, according to Australian team doctor Peter Brukner. An emotional Brukner said the 25-year-old Hughes suffered an vertebral artery dissection after a cricket...
  • Phillip Hughes, talented young cricket batsman loved by all 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 25 minutes ago

    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...
  • Is helmet to be blamed for Phil Hughes tragedy? 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN tries to look at the point of impact that led to Hughes' fatal injury and whether an innovation in cricket helmets can avoid such tragedies in future. ...
  • Cricket Australia, BCCI need to decide fate of first Test: Gavaskar 12 hours 33 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 50 minutes ago

    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...
  • Did an old-style helmet lead to Phil Hughes tragedy? 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    Some of the theories behind the tragic death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes suggest that he was wearing an old version of the Masuri helmet that provided less protection behind the ears.CNN-IBN tries to look at the point of impact that led to Hughes' fatal injury and whether an innovation...
  • Phillip Hughes death casts doubts on first India Test 13 hours 40 minutes ago

    The shocking death of batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday has cast doubts on whether the first Test between Australia and India will go ahead in Brisbane next week. A two-day tour match between India and a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide was called off following the announcement of the 25-year-old's death,...
  • Sad day for world cricket, says Dilip Vengsarkar 14 hours 3 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 59 minutes ago

    Cricket fraternity have paid tribute to Australia cricketer Phil Hughes, who has died two days after being hit on the head by a ball. ...
  • Timeline: Phillip Hughes, 1988-2014 15 hours 29 minutes ago

    Here is the timeline on Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday. - Born: Nov. 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 score a...
  • Cricketing fraternity condoles Phillip Hughes' sad demise 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 41 minutes ago

    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...
  • Obituary: RIP Phillip Hughes, Baggy Green 408 16 hours 54 minutes ago

    Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits. A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit on the head by a ball and never regained consciousness. The violent manner of his death has...
  • Cricket Australia offers condolences at the sad demise of Phillip Hughes 17 hours 33 minutes ago

    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match. Cricket Australia released the following statement from team doctor Peter Brukner announcing the 25-year-old's death. "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short...
  • Cricket greats say Australia-India Test should go ahead 18 hours 5 minutes ago

    Sydney: Cricket greats Allan Border and Ian Healy on Thursday said Australia's Test against India next week should go ahead despite players struggling to deal with Phillip Hughes' shocking head injury. Preparations for the first Test in Brisbane, due to start next Thursday, have taken a back seat since Hughes was...
  • Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by a bouncer 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    25-year-old Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Wednesday after failing to recover from a blow on the head he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match three days ago. Hughes, who was rushed to the hospital, in a critical state failed to recover after a...
  • 'Allow players to skip first India Test amid Phil Hughes tragedy' 19 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian batsman Phillip Hughes remained in critical condition in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, almost two days after being knocked out by a cricket ball and undergoing emergency surgery. Dozens of cricketers, including Australia captain Michael Clarke, have spent time at the 25-year-old Hughes' bedside at St. Vincent's Hospital in...
  • Phil Hughes not breathing on his own, bouncer damaged brain artery: report 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, fighting for life at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital after being hit by a bouncer, is breathing with the assistance of medical technology, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported. It's been two days now since Jones was accidentally hit on the back of his head while avoiding a...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants review of cricketers' safety gear Yesterday

    Kolkata: In the wake of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes' critical head injury, former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday suggested a review of cricketer's safety gears like helmet. "I feel that the safety factor of the modern day cricket gears and equipment needs to be evaluated in order to assess whether...
  • Phil Hughes' condition unchanged, critical: Australia team doctor Yesterday

    Australia cricketer Phil Hughes was still fighting for his life on Wednesday as family and friends kept vigil at his hospital bedside. Hughes remains in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a bouncer, a devastating blow that experts likened to...
  • Phillip Hughes wished speedy recovery by Team India Yesterday

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery. South Australia's Hughes was on Tuesday, hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield...
  • Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara Yesterday

    The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday. Hughes took a blow on the head from a short delivery while batting...
  • Phillip Hughes was wearing older model helmet, says manufacturer Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday and the latest version released about a year ago might have offered better protection, the equipment manufacturer has said. Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was...
  • More scans for Phil Hughes as he fights for life, was wearing wrong helmet Yesterday

    Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was to have more scans on Wednesday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain as players rallied around the bowler who inflicted the damage, while helmet manufacturer says the batsman was wearing an older model providing less protection The 25-year-old, who was pressing for a Test...
  • India in Australia: No. 6, third pacer up for debate after first tour game Yesterday

    India had a decent workout during their first two days in office on the tour of Australia. Every bowler deployed got among wickets, India bowled out the opponents and then the batting unit had a good hit with five of them scoring half-centuries. Albeit the visitors faced a Cricket Australia XI...