Cricket Australia confirm tragic news of Phil Hughes' death
Tragic news coming out of Australia this morning, with the confirmation that Phil Hughes has died.
The batsman, who would have turned 26 this coming Sunday, was hit by a short-pitched ball on Tuesday, and immediately collapsed on the spot.
He was placed in an induced coma and underwent brain surgery, but was pronounced dead this morning, Cricket Australia confirming the devastating news.
We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25 pic.twitter.com/RjIWcqlT2v
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2014
Team doctor Pete Brukner said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.
"He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.
"He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.
"As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.
"Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected."