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Australia pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

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Melbourne, Nov 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday thanked the sport’s community and the public for the overwhelming amount of love and support given to the family of Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at Sydney Tuesday.

Around the country, members of the community are putting bats in their windows and in their front or backyards to pay their respect to Hughes.

“CA recommends club (Grade/Premier and Community) and school cricket continues as scheduled this weekend though the decision to play is at the discretion of clubs and has written to all clubs and schools encouraging them to honour Phillip and celebrate his contribution to the game,” CA said in a statement.

Among the ways to give tributes to the 25-year-old Hughes, the CA recommended that junior players be allowed to retire till at an individual score of 63 in stead of 50 during a match.

CA also advised that the two-day games be reduced to 63 overs each rather than the usual number of overs each side would receive.

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