Hughes’ state memorial cancelled

"All parties felt that given the enormous outpouring of support at last Wednesday's funeral, a state memorial service would no longer need to be held"

“All parties felt that given the enormous outpouring of support at last Wednesday’s funeral, a state memorial service would no longer need to be held”

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It has been announced that Australian batsman Phillip Hughes’ state memorial has been cancelled.

Hughes 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.

New South Wales Premier Mike Baird stated that the decision was taken after he spoke to Cricket Australia and Hughes’ family.

“All parties felt that given the enormous outpouring of support at last Wednesday’s funeral, a state memorial service would no longer need to be held,” Baird said. “Last Wednesday’s funeral in Macksville was a wonderful service and a fitting tribute to Phillip’s life.

“It was a community event attended by thousands of people, watched live by millions of Australians and observed at a number of grounds around the country, including the Sydney Cricket Ground.”

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