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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passes away: Here is the doctor's statement

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  • November 27th, 2014
  • 11:37:08 IST

Sydney: Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.

Phillip Hughes was struck on the head while batting for South Australia during a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG on Tuesday. Getty Images

Phillip Hughes was struck on the head while batting for South Australia during a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG on Tuesday. Getty Images

Cricket Australia released the following statement from team doctor Peter Brukner announcing the 25-year-old's death.

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"It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.

"He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.

"He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.

"As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.

"Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected."

Reuters

Updated Date: November 27, 2014 11:37:08 IST

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