ADELAIDE (TIP): Phillip Hughes’ family would like the Test match between Australia and India starting on December 04 in Brisbane to go ahead. In a statement read out by South Australian Cricket Association CEO Keith Bradshaw, Hughes’ family was keen for the Test to be played. Hughes died on Thursday at Sydney’s St. Vincent hospital after suffering a blow on the back on the head from a Sean Abbott bouncer.

Speaking to the media at The Adelaide Oval, Bradshaw said the SACA is fully supporting the family and they have extended help to the South Australian team players and the staff. “In regard to the Test match, (I can) only (speak) in terms of what I’ve heard, which is that the Hughes family are keen for that to go ahead,” Bradshaw said. The SACA CEO spoke about the contribution of Hughes for South Australia. “There were many stories that emerged of Phillip’s feats on the field, and those stand for themselves and have been reported.

There are also many stories about his love for cricket, and I would like to mention his remarkable performance too, off the field; in the short time that he was with us here in South Australia, he attended hundreds of clinics where he coached many of our children. He loved doing that, he had a real passion for that, and I have to say that the children loved him too. They looked up to him, and he was their hero, and he will live on in their minds, as he will in ours, forever,” Bradshaw said. Bradshaw announced that South Australian grade cricket will not be played this weekend. “Cricket, everything else is just secondary at the moment to caring for our players, the family, and all those people that have been involved,” he said.