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SCG to honour Hughes with plaque before 4th Test

SCG to honour Hughes with plaque before 4th Test
As the Aussies prepare for an emotional return to the SCG ahead of the fourth Test against India, the Sydney Cricket Ground trust has planned to unveil a bronze plaque in memory of Phillip Hughes, who fell to a fatal bouncer on this ground last month. It is five weeks since the cricket world was rocked by the passing of the 25-year-old batsman, who had been struck on the helmet by a Sean Abbott delivery, while batting for South Australia against his former team New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match.

In a series of commemorative gestures in the final match of the series starting January 6, the ground will have a plaque featuring a small bust of Hughes placed on the front wall of the members’ pavilion outside the home dressing room. The plaque above the players’ race will include details of Hughes’ career at SCG, where he made first-class debut for NSW in 2007 and played his first Test on Australian soil, against Pakistan in 2010.
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