The cricket association of Nepal shall host an honorary cricket match in commemoration of the late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a fatal head injury after being felled by a menacing bouncer last year in Sydney.The 63-over tribute exhibition match which will be played at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on April 11.
The Australian team shall thus combine with the Nepal national cricket team in a 31.3 over a match affair, in a tribute to the 63 unbeaten runs Hughes made for Southern Australia against New South Wales before he was hit by a rising delivery during a Sheffield Shield game on November 25, 2014.
“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,” said CAN Chief Executive Officer Bhawana Ghimire. “We hope Tribhuvan University Stadium to be as full as it has ever been for this match and already there is much demand for tickets.”
All of the match’s emolument shall go to the Mt. Everest expedition, that has also been arranged as a part of the tribute programme and one of Hughes’ bats and his jersey, which will be brought from Australia, will be taken to Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak following the game.