Phillip Hughes tragedy

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By Euronews
Phillip Hughes tragedy

People in Sydney expressed shock over the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday afternoon, two days after being hit on the neck by a cricket ball.

The incident has brought the focus back on cricket’s protective equipment, specifically helmets which are supposed to prevent such fatal injuries.

Former England captain Mike Gatting, who was hit in the face by a bouncer from Malcolm Marshall in February 1986, has faith that everything possible is being done to make the game safer.

Hughes, who had played 26 Tests, made his Test debut at the age of 20 against South Africa in 2009.