Sri Lanka Cricket Mourns Phil Hughes' Loss

Published: 27th November 2014 08:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2014 08:27 PM   |  A+A-


COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka Cricket has mourned the untimely demise of young Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who today succumbed to his head injury after getting hit by a bouncer during a domestic match in Sydney.

"His loss will no doubt be a blow to world of cricket", Nishantha Ranatunga, SLC Secretary said.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said, "We are saddened and shocked at Phil Hughes' untimely death.

Hughes was a terrific young player and we found him to be a very cheerful and friendly person".

Hughes toured Sri Lanka in August 2011 and scored a century in the final Test to help Australia win the three-match series 1-0.


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