Sydney Cricket Ground’s Pitch No.7 retired

"We won't be using that particular pitch for a long time"

“We won’t be using that particular pitch for a long time”

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Sydney Cricket Ground’s Pitch No.7 will be retired indefinitely since it was the scene where Australian batsman Phillip Hughes suffered the fatal blow to the side of the neck that led to his death.

Curator Tom Parker told The Australian that the pitch will not be touched for a while since he is still shocked and saddened at what happened.

“Pitch No 7 has been retired,” Parker said. “It breaks my heart at what’s happened. This is the people’s ground. It really is. Look at everyone here. I never thought I’d see someone die out here. I love this place. I love what it means to the people.

“This old place has given us a lot of good memories. I’m shocked by what’s happened. My staff are shocked. We won’t be using that particular pitch for a long time. I don’t want to touch it for now.”

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