Tributes flood in for Cricketer Phil Hughes

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Tributes flood in for Cricketer Phil Hughes
28th November 2014

England and Sri Lanka have decided the best way they can pay their respects to Phillip Hughes is to play cricket.

Skipper Alastair Cook said discussions took place over whether to postpone Saturday's second one-day international before it was decided to play in honour of the batsman whp tragically lost his life this week after being struck by a bouncer.

A two-minute silence will be held before Saturday's match, and both teams will wear black armbands.

Amar Singh, Digital Sports Editor at the London Evening Standard told Headline London that the tragedy had resonated across the world with tributes pouring in across social media using the hashtag 'putoutyourbats'.
He said: "We've seen some really wonderful tributes being posted on twitter and Instagram as a message of solidarity and in tribute to Phil Hughes.
"Social media often gets criticised because sportsmen get trolled on it so much but this shows the positive side and is an example of how people can use these sites to come together."
Meanwhile, an investigation is set to get under way with immediate effect into player safety following the freak accident in which Hughes was struck on the neck by a bouncer below his helmet and never regained consciousness.

Phillip Hughes is to be given a state memorial in Sydney next week.

The England cricket team is in it’s second one-day international against Sri Lanka tomorrow, they will be wearing black armbands in the batsman’s memory.

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