Hughes funeral to be shown on SCG big screen

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The screening of the funeral of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes will be shown on Wednesday on the big screen at the field where he played his last cricket match.

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will show a live feed of the funeral from the public broadcaster Channel 9 as the funeral takes place in Hughes' home town of Macksville.

Hughes final innings was at the SCG last week when he collapsed after being struck in the neck by a Sean Abbot bouncer in a domestic first-class match between New South Wales and South Australia.

The SCG's chief executive Jamie Barkley has encouraged people to come to the iconic Australian venue  on Wednesday.

He said: "We invite the people of NSW to pay their respects to Phillip by watching his funeral service at the SCG. It is fitting that the people whose lives he touched can say farewell from a ground where he had so much success."

Hughes started his First-class career in Sydney with NSW in 2007 and made a name for himself in domestic cricket before moving on to South Australia in 2012.

Barkley added: "Phillip made his first-class debut at the SCG and played his first Test on Australian soil at the SCG.

"He played more first-class and Test cricket at the SCG than any other venue in the world."

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