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Nepal have confirmed that they will host a 63-over match at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on April 11 in honour of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.
Hughes tragically passed away at the age of 25 last November when he was struck on the side of the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game in Sydney.
It has been announced that an Australian team will play Nepal’s national team in a 31.3 over-a-side game.
The match will be 63 overs long since it refers to the score Hughes was on before he was hit by the bouncer.
“Our cricketers and fans in Nepal have united in this desire to pay their respect and celebrate the spirit of the late Phillip Hughes who played cricket with such innocence and joy,” Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) CEO Bhawana Ghimire said. “We expect Tribhuvan University Stadium to be as full as it has ever been for this match and already there is much demand for tickets.”
It has been confirmed that all the proceeds from the match will go to the Mount Everest expedition.
Following the match, one of Hughes’ bats and his jersey will be brought over from Australia and placed on the peak of Mount Everest.