posted at 20:50
Author Name: Martin Parry
Australian team grieves with India Test on ice
The cricket world was plunged into mourning when the talented left-hander died Thursday after being knocked unconscious by a ball in a domestic Sheffield Shield game in Sydney this week, sparking an outpouring of sympathy and support. The entire Test team was summoned to the Sydney Cricket Ground and emotions were raw. "I suppose the starting point is they are grieving, and they've lost someone that is incredibly close to them," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland told a media conference. "I know everyone wants to know about cricket and when it goes on and what's happening," said Sutherland. "We all love cricket and no one loved cricket more than Phillip. Cricket will go on and it will go on when we're ready." India's tour game against a Cricket Australia XI due to start in Adelaide on Friday has already been cancelled. Sutherland said the Board of Control for Cricket in India's "Understanding and empathy has been absolutely outstanding". The BCCI, one of the richest bodies in world cricket, also said it would "Initiate legal proceedings".

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