27 November 201412:55

ICC statement on passing of Phillip Hughes

The left-hand batsman played 26 Test matches, 25 One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International for Australia

ICC statement on passing of Phillip Hughes - Cricket News

Phil Hughes passed away at the age of 25.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes who has passed away following an injury he suffered during a first-class match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

ICC Chairman Mr Narayanaswami Srinivasan said: “We are all shocked and saddened with the news of Phillip’s passing. On behalf of the entire cricket community, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends.”

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said in Dubai: “He was a naturally gifted player who entertained many with his attacking approach to the game. All those who play, have played or are in any way connected to the game are devastated by the news. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy at this difficult time.”

Born in Macksville, New South Wales, Hughes made his Test debut against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2009 and in only his second Test match, in Durban, he became the youngest cricketer to score two centuries in a Test.

Hughes played 26 Test matches (scoring 1,535 runs, including three centuries), 25 One-Day Internationals (scoring 826 runs, including two centuries) – most recently in the victory over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in October - and one T20 International.