August 28, 2015 4:40:42 pm
The New South Wales 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 New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match on Nov. 25.
The 25-year-old Hughes died two days later without regaining consciousness.
A coroner’s court spokesman said Friday that a date for the inquest will be set on Sept. 29.
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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