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Test postponed as Hughes' teammates cope with loss

By Reuters in Sydney | China Daily | Updated: 2014-12-01 07:00

The first Test between Australia and India has been postponed to allow teammates to mourn the death of PhillipHughes at his funeral on Wednesday, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.

The Test was scheduled to start in Brisbane on Thursday, a week after batsman Hughes died at the age of 25 after being struck on the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground two days earlier.

Given the close proximity of the funeral in his hometown of Macksville to the start of the four-match series, CA said it would be unreasonable for the Australian players to be expected to play.

Test postponed as Hughes' teammates cope with loss

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