State memorial for dead Australian batsman cancelled

Phillips' burial was attended by 5000 people or more last Wednesday

Phillip Hughes was buried last Wednesday in his home state, New South Wales with more or less than 5,000 people in attendance that the family and Cricket Australia cancelled the state memorial planned for the 25 year-old due to ‘’the enormous outpouring of support’’

Phillip died two days after he was hit by a ball at the top of the neck, just below the chin in a domestic game for South Australia against home state club, New South Wales.

"All parties felt that given the enormous outpouring of support at last Wednesday's funeral, a state memorial service would no longer need to be held.

"Last Wednesday's funeral in Macksville was a wonderful service and a fitting tribute to Phillip's life, and it was a privilege to be a part of it. It was a community event attended by thousands of people, watched live by millions of Australians and observed at a number of grounds around the country, including the Sydney Cricket Ground," New South Wales Premier Mike Baird


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