Cricket Australia paid tribute to Phillip Hughes on the eve of the five-year anniversary of his demise after he was felled by a short-pitched supply in a home first-class match.
Hughes died on the age of 25 after being struck by a bouncer whereas batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Protect match on Nov. 25, 2014 towards New South Wales on the Sydney Cricket Floor.
He was carrying a helmet, however the ball struck an unprotected space slightly below his left ear. Hughes sustained a mind hemorrhage and died two days later with out regaining consciousness at a close-by hospital.
“There hasn’t been a single day over these final 5 years when Phillip’s loss hasn’t been felt acutely by the Australian cricket household, Cricket Australia chief govt Kevin Roberts mentioned Tuesday.
Hughes had performed 25 take a look at matches for Australia and 24 one-day internationals. He additionally spent a number of years enjoying county cricket in England.
Cricket Australia hopes to implement the usage of neck protectors to keep away from a repeat of what occurred to Hughes.
Check batsman and former Australia captain Steve Smith was initially reluctant to put on the neck guard, saying it felt like he was restricted as if inside an MRI machine.
However after hitting 211 in a single innings of the latest Ashes collection whereas carrying the guard, Smith mentioned he had modified his thoughts and would possible put on one in future. Cricket Australia hopes the usage of the neck guard will ultimately be made necessary.