Phil Hughes to be honoured with state memorial
Phil Hughes walks in to bat for the first time in an international match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) © Getty Images

Phil Hughes will be honoured with state memorial service which will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) next week. SCG is the stadium, where the 25-year old got struck by a bouncer on Tuesday, which resulted in his unfortunate death.

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced on Friday that Hughes, whose death has shocked everyone around the world, will be honoured with state memorial, which is normally reserved for political figures.

“This service has been arranged in consultation with Phillip’s family, and it will be an opportunity for the entire community to pay their respects to a much-loved Australian and New South Welshman,” Baird said in a statement.

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