Phillip Hughes never regained consciousness after he was struck on the head by a bouncer    Getty Images
Phillip Hughes never regained consciousness after he was struck on the head by a bouncer Getty Images

Following tragic death of Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, it is reported his family was paid an amount of $ 4 Million as compensation by Cricket Australia. His family was given the amount, keeping in mind the Hughes future earnings. The sum included the deceased cricketer s potential earnings Contract payment for the year, next year s contract and a rough estimate of what Hughes may have earned in the next 10 years. This has been dismissed by the Cricket Australia spokesperson has however said that the amount reported is incorrect and is they do not comment on the amount as it is a private matter.

“We do not comment on private financial matters, but it must be stated that the figure published by The West Australian is wrong. It is extremely disappointing that the paper would publish a speculative amount,” the spokesman said in a statement, according to dailymail.co.uk. Hughes passed away a couple of days after he was struck on the head by a Sean Abbott bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. The family recently accepted the Court s findings, which said that it was a tragic accident .

Hughes was batting on 63 for South Australia against New South Wales, when he was struck by the fatal bouncer. The match was called off and Hughes was rushed to a local hospital, but he did not regain consciousness and was declared dead, three days before his 26th birthday. As a result of his death, the Test series between India and Australia was postponed by a few days.