Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is organizing a cricket match for to pay tribute to late Australian cricketer Phil Hughes who died accidentally in 2014. Nepal cricket team and some Australia players will take participation in the match schedule for 11 April at Kathmandu.
CAN CEO Bhawana Ghimire confirmed this news by saying that Nepal cricket fans, players had wished to pay tribute to Hughes. Cricket Australia and Phillip Hughes family have approved this 63 overs cricket match.
She said, “Our cricketers and fans have united in their desire to pay respect and celebrate the spirit of late Philip Hughes.”
There will be two teams Red and Blue, mixing up with Nepali and Australian cricketers. Each side will be playing 31.3 overs in the match. Australian players name haven’t been announced but it will declared shortly.
“We will confirm the names of the Australian players soon. There will be two teams, one red and one blue. The red team will be captained by a Nepali player and the blue by an Australian,” Bhawana added.
Phil Hughes death was really a setback for cricket world cup as he was playing a domestic match and a bouncer from Sean Abbott just struck at the back of his head. This made him passed away.