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Australian support of Phillip Hughes’ Tribute Match in Nepal

The Tribute Match will be followed by an expedition whereby one of Hughes' bats and playing jerseys will be taken to Mt Everest

Australian support of Phillip Hughes’ Tribute Match in Nepal - Cricket News
Phillip Hughes tribute
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced a variety of support from Australia for the Phillip Hughes Tribute Match that will be held at the Tribhuvan University Stadium, Kathmandu this Saturday, 11 April.
 
The match will honour the Australian batsman who died tragically on 63 not out while playing for New South Wales (NSW) against South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in November 2014.
 
Cricket Australia, and ICC Executive Committee, Chairman Wally Edwards will attend the match, together with NSW and Sydney Thunder player Ryan Carters who has confirmed his participation.  The announcement of further Australian players will take place shortly.
 
Former Australian U-19 captain and current ICC Head of Global Development Tim Anderson will also attend the match.
 
In respect of Phillip Hughes’ not out score in his final game, a 63-over game (31.3 overs per side) will be played between two combined teams made up of the visiting Australian cricketers, and players from the Nepali national side.
 
Prior to the match a reception for the players and other stakeholders will be hosted by the Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Glenn White.
 
The Tribute Match will be followed by an expedition whereby one of Hughes' bats and playing jerseys will be taken to Mt Everest.
 
CAN would like to thank the Hughes family for giving its blessing to the match, as well as Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketer’s Association and the Australian Embassy in Nepal for their cooperation.
 
CAN welcomes all cricket fans to attend and be part of a special day in honour of Phillip Hughes.

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