Sport Cricket Coroner to examine Hughes death

Coroner to examine Hughes death

Phillip Hughes in Perth in 2010.
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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.

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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.

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