Written by Staff Writer
24 Nov, 2015 | 9:09 am
Former cricketer Philip Hughes, who passed away last year succumbing to the injuries sustained after being hit on the back of his head by a bouncer while playing for South Australia, will be honoured during the Adelaide Test, the first day of which falls on Hughes’ first death anniversary.
Cricket Australia (CA) announced that players from Australia and New Zealand as well as from the three Sheffield Shield matches to be played during the time will wear black armbands during the matches as a mark of respect for Hughes.
A video tribute will also be played on the giant screen at the Adelaide Oval during the first break of the day-night Test at 4:08 PM – in reference to Hughes’ Test cap number of 408. Though CA were mulling on further plans to mark the occasion, the remembrance have been kept to a minimal at the request of Hughes’ family.
South Australia as well as New South Wales (NSW), the team Hughes was facing on that fateful day at the SCG last year, are among the teams that will be in Sheffield Shield action during the time, and the former announced that they will be staging a team dinner on Friday, November 27, to mark Hughes’ death.
The Adelaide Test is set to be the first Day-Night Test and will be played with the pink ball and will indeed turn out to be special in more ways than one.
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