Phillip Hughes passed away at the age of 25 © Getty Images
Phillip Hughes passed away at the age of 25 © Getty Images


Dec 2, 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will not have anybody representing it at Phillip Hughes‘ funeral scheduled to be on December 3 in his hometown of Macksville.

It is however understood that the ECB will have a representation during Hughes’ state funeral in New South Wales (NSW). It is believed that a high-ranking official from  ECB will attend once the date is announced, Daily Mail reported.

This does not however affect two English players, Nick Compton and Sam Robson, who will be attending the Hughes’ funeral at Macksville. Compton shared a flat with Hughes when the latter represented Middlesex in 2009. Robson played alongside Hughes in junior teams for New South Wales.

Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman, is currently in Sri Lanka and will be attending the third One-Day International (ODI)in Hambantota on Wednesday at the invitation of the Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Hughes succumbed to his head injury after he was hit on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match on December 25.

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