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Phillip Hughes died because of a fatal injury which he sustained while playing for South Australia against New South Wales at SCG during a Sheffield Shield game on November 25, 2014 © Getty Images

In memory of the late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) announced a 63-over Tribute Match which will be played at the Tribhuvan University Stadium in Kathmandu on April 11. An Australian team will combine with the Nepal national team in a 31.3-over-a-side game. CAN has confirmed this news to CricketCountry through a press release.

The release added, “Going back to an incident that shook the whole world might be a bitter feeling under such festive atmosphere. But by paying a unique tribute to Hughes is definitely going to be the biggest thing that we could do to the soul of a great cricketer and human apart from giving huge respect to the family.”

Australian cricketer Hughes died because of a fatal injury which he sustained while playing for South Australia against New South Wales at Sydney Cricket ground (SCG) during a Sheffield Shield game on November 25, 2014. The whole sporting world expressed grief following that unfortunate incident. Nepal cricket is the latest to pay homage to Hughes.

“Our cricketers and fans in Nepal have united in this desire to pay their respect and celebrate the spirit of the late Phillip Hughes who played
cricket with such innocence and joy. We expect Tribhuvan University Stadium to be as full as it has ever been for this Tribute Match and already there is much demand for tickets,” said CAN Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bhawana Ghimire.

In terms of a cricket nation, Nepal is gaining popularity rapidly and this kind of noble gesture will increase their reputation.

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting, and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)