India vs Australia First Cricket Test Match Postponed After Death of Phillip Hughes
Cricket Australia announced on Saturday that the first Cricket test match of India’s tour of Australia has been postponed following the death of Phillip Hughes. His funeral will take place in his hometown of Macksville on Wednesday afternoon – one day before the scheduled start of the first test. The new dates have not been announced.
Test players David Warner, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon were at the Sydney Cricket Ground when the popular Hughes suffered the fatal injury during a Sheffield Shield match.
The funeral will be broadcast live on television and radio throughout Australia, and streamed live on Internet.
Australia captain Michael Clarke said he had asked Cricket Australia to retire Phillip Hughes’ one-day international number of 64 which they had agreed to do. He was speaking on behalf of the Australian cricket team and support staff.