Australian cricketer dies after being struck in neck
Thursday, November 27, 2014
has died in , today (Thursday, ). Hughes was playing a match for at the when he was struck in the neck by a .
"It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughs passed away," said Australian national team doctor Peter Brukner in a statement.
As the news broke, condolences came from around Australia's sporting community.
"A sad, sad day. Absolutely devastating. Thoughts go out to Phillip Hughes' family and friends. #RIPPhillipHughes,"captain .
"Our thoughts are with Philip’s family and everyone affected by this tragic accident," saidCEO .
"The[WAFC] on behalf of football in WA extends sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes," tweeted the WAFC.
Today was meant to be the third day of the Sheffield Shield match Hughes was involved in. The entire round of matches was abandoned after the incident.
- "Cricket family's tributes for Hughes" — , November 27, 2014 (date of access)
- Meg Lanning. "A sad, sad day" — , November 27, 2014
- West Australian Football Commission. "on behalf of football" — , November 27, 2014
- Dave Middleton. "Cricket world mourns loss of Phillip Hughes" — , November 27, 2014