The makers of the helmet Phil Hughes was wearing when he sustained a traumatic brain injury have refused to comment on whether he could have escaped had he been wearing the newer model.
Full coverage on injured cricketer Phil Hughes' condition, a day after the batsman was hit in the head by a bouncer at the SCG.
The shockwave that hit Australian cricket on Tuesday has made it all the way to England, with the touring Wallabies sending their well-wishes to Phil Hughes in the wake of his sickening injury.
At the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, every cricketer’s worst nightmare was played out in front of them.
Phil Hughes already was a star-crossed cricketer. From a banana farm in northern NSW, he came to big-time cricket with a technique as rustic as his back story, but a knack of making runs. From the start, he was enigmatic.
Uncertainty reigns over the status of the two remaining active Sheffield Shield matches, with there being a realistic possibility neither will resume in the aftermath of the life-threatening injury suffered by Phillip Hughes.
ABC News' twitter account has been bombarded by outraged followers after the national broadcaster tweeted that Cricket NSW "could not confirm if Phil Hughes was alive when he left the SCG" .
The cricketing community has rallied behind NSW quick bowler Sean Abbott, whose bouncer felled Phil Hughes and left the batsman to undergo surgery at St Vincent's Hospital for critical head injuries.
Australian cricket was numb with shock on Tuesday night.
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