The NSW state government says it will conduct a coroner’s inquest into the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes during a first-class match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The former test batsman was struck in the side of the head by a short-pitched delivery while batting for South Australia against NSW in a Sheffield Shield match on November 25.
The 25-year-old Hughes died two days later without regaining consciousness.
Fairfax reported a coroner’s court spokesman on Friday saying that a date for the inquest will be set on September 29, while the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office had begun subpoenaing documents relating to the incident.
Cricket Australia has already announced a review into Hughes’ death and says it will share information with other authorities investigating the fatality.