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New South Wales state to conduct inquest into Phil Hughes death

Phil Hughes died two days later after being struck in the side of the head, without regaining consciousness.

By: Reuters | Sydney |
August 28, 2015 4:40:42 pm
Phil was playing for South Australia against New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in which he was injured. (Source: Reuters) Phil was playing for South Australia against New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in which he was injured. (Source: Reuters)

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.

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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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