Flags fly at half mast at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 28, 2014 in Sydney, Australia © Getty Images
Flags fly at half mast at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 28, 2014 in Sydney, Australia © Getty Images

Nov 28, 2014

The Australian flags were on Friday lowered to half-mast on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes that left the cricket world shaken.

According to AFP, Australia’s shattered top players gathered Friday to comfort each other and consider how to move forward after the death of Phillip Hughes, with no decision on whether next week’s Test with India will go ahead.

 

 

The cricket world was plunged into mourning when the talented left-hander died Thursday after being knocked unconscious by a ball in a domestic Sheffield Shield game in Sydney this week, sparking an outpouring of sympathy and support. The entire Test team was summoned to the Sydney Cricket Ground and emotions were raw.

“I suppose the starting point is they are grieving, and they’ve lost someone that is incredibly close to them,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland told a media conference.

“I think there is enough that we understand about grieving processes to know that it’s really important to give people time, and people will respond in different ways to what they’re going through. Six or seven days is not a long time, but right now with where we all are, it seems like a million miles away,” he added, referring to the opening Test in Brisbane which is due to start next Thursday.

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There are growing fears that the game will be called off with the players in no fit state. It remains unclear when Hughes’ funeral will take place.