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  • Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Geoff Boycott 15 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 23 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 25 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...
  • ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches 48 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. While former captain Dilshan will lose 25 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing, allrounder Perera was docked 20...
  • Phillip Hughes, talented young cricket batsman loved by all 1 hour 5 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 1 hour 14 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...
  • Sri Lanka to pay silent tribute to Phillip Hughes 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka's cricket players will observe a two minute silence at the start of their next one-day international against England in Colombo on Saturday as a mark of respect for Australia's Phillip Hughes. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said national players will also wear black armbands as a sign of mourning for...
  • Is helmet to be blamed for Phil Hughes tragedy? 1 hour 18 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 1 hour 22 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...
  • BCCI expresses condolences to Phil Hughes' family 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday expressed their deepest condolences to the family and friends of late batsman Phillip Hughes who died after being struck on the head by a bouncer. "On behalf of the BCCI, I express my deepest condolences to the family and...
  • Phil Hughes' death a 'sad day for cricket': Sachin Tendulkar 1 hour 39 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? 1 hour 47 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...
  • Kirti Azad attacks BCCI on IPL controversy involving N Srinivasan 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad attacked the BCCI over the ongoing controversy involving N Srinivasan and questioned the "silence" of the IPL Governing Council in the matter. He said the issue was just the "tip of the iceberg" and alleged that many people in the governing body...
  • N Srinivasan can't contest BCCI polls? 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    "I am not in a position to make any comment about it, until and unless all the facts come to my knowledge", said K Srikkanth. ...
  • Phillip Hughes' death hard to digest: Nari Contractor 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    More than five decades after his near-fatal head injury in the Caribbean, former India captain Nari Contractor could not believe Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes lost his life despite wearing a helmet. The left-handed Contractor was stuck on the skull by a Charlie Griffith bouncer in a practice match against Barbados during...
  • Phillip Hughes death casts doubts on first India Test 2 hours 29 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 2 hours 52 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 3 hours 43 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 3 hours 48 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. ...
  • Indian team expresses condolence at Phillip Hughes' sad demise 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team expressed its deepest condolences at the tragic demise of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his injuries at a Sydney hospital after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shiled match. "The touring Indian team joins the cricketing fraternity across the world in offering...
  • ICC condoles Phillip Hughes's death 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Thursday offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his head injuries that he sustained during a domestic match in Sydney on Tuesday. "We are all shocked and saddened with the news of Phillip's passing. On...
  • Timeline: Phillip Hughes, 1988-2014 4 hours 18 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...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: SC asks to disqualify CSK, wants to know ownership details 4 hours 46 minutes ago

    BCCI and ICC Chairman N Srinivasan find their backs to the wall afer the Supreme Court on Thursday observed that amid the conflict of interest mentioned in the Justice Mukul Mudgal report, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) must be disqualified and the ownsership details of CSK...
  • Will the damning observations by SC deter Srinivasan from defending his acts? 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The uncrowned emperor of Indian cricket N Srinivasan is like a cat with nine lives. He has survived every attack on him till today. Some of them have been the fiercest attacks. His rivals within the Cricket board to media and many Cricket enthusiasts have tried to unseat...
  • Cricketing fraternity condoles Phillip Hughes' sad demise 4 hours 57 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...
  • Deal with banned players with caution: Ehsan Mani to PCB 5 hours 20 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former ICC President, Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to proceed with caution while dealing with the tainted cricketers who were banned for spot-fixing. Mani, who is in Lahore, said he got the feeling that perhaps PCB was rushing things to get the banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir...
  • Play suspended in Pakistan-NZ 3rd Test after Phil Hughes' death 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    The start of the second day's play in the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket agreed to delay the start of play and will decide the...
  • 10 fatal and near-fatal injuries on the cricket field 5 hours 29 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 5 hours 43 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...