Clarke to be a pall bearer at Hughes’ funeral

In addition to being a pall bearer, Clarke will also deliver a tribute to Hughes during the funeral

In addition to being a pall bearer, Clarke will also deliver a tribute to Hughes during the funeral

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Australia captain Michael Clarke will be one of the pall bearers at batsman Phillip Hughes’ funeral, which will be held in his hometown of Macksville at 2pm on December 3.

Hughes, who will be buried in Macksville, tragically passed away at the age of 25 when he was struck on the side of the neck by a bouncer from New South Wales pace bowler Sean Abbott.

Clarke will also deliver a tribute to his team-mate and friend during the funeral, which will be broadcast live on Australian television.

The funeral, which is expected to last an hour, will begin with the song Forever Young and conclude with Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.

Many current and past players, including Sir Richard Hadlee and Brian Lara, will attend the service.

The service will end with all cricketers in attendance forming a guard of honour. After that, a public procession will follow the hearse through the town of Macksville.

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