NZC ‘shocked and saddened’ by Hughes death

New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket expressed their shock and sadness on Thursday over the news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, sending condolences to their colleagues across the Tasman Sea.

Hughes lost the battle at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney after being struck on the back of the head by a bouncer at the SCG on Tuesday. He never regained consciousness after being rushed for emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
 
NZC Chief Executive David White said: "Cricket is a family. Quite apart from its super-competitive edge, it is a game of kinship, mateship and friendship; of camaraderie and community.
 
"To lose one of our own in such tragic circumstances is unthinkable, and our thoughts are with those who are close to Phillip; who know him, or have simply enjoyed the wonderful brand of cricket he brought to the game.
 
"To those people, and all others who share in his loss, may I pass on our heartfelt condolences."

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