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India's Test warm-up match cancelled

Cricket Australia, BCCI cancel match out of respect to Phillip Hughes

The two-day tour match between the Cricket Australia XI and India in Adelaide has been cancelled.The match was scheduled to be played Friday and Saturday at Adelaide Oval.The decision has been made in consultation with the players and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), following the tragic passing of Phillip Hughes earlier today."

Today we were reminded that cricket is just a game and it is the characters that play the game that make it so special," CA's Executive General Manager of Team Performance, Pat Howard, said."We have spoken to the players and the ACA and have made the decision based on the best interest of all concerned."Several of the CA XI players have returned home to seek support and solace from their family, friends and teammates.

"We appreciate the support and cooperation shown by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), team management and the India players who have been nothing but respectful during this tragic time."

BCCI Desk

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Team India mourns Phil Hughes’ death

A statement of grief released by the Indian team in Australia

The Indian Cricket Team joins the cricketing fraternity across the world in offering condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes, who has departed from our midst.

In this moment of grief, we pray that they are bestowed with divine strength to overcome this unfortunate tragedy.

As fellow cricketers, we cherish the memories of playing with and against him and deeply respect his contribution to the game of cricket.

BCCI Desk

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