[www.inewsguyana.com] – Regional players today honoured the memory of Australian batsman Philip Hughes following his passing.
Hughes died in hospital yesterday in Australia three days short of his 26th birthday, after he suffered an injury during a first-class match earlier this week at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Heeding a request from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to pay tribute to Hughes and show solidarity with all those involved with the game in Australia, regional players and officials responded.
They observed a minute’s silence before the start of all matches in the third round of the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament and are wearing black ribbons throughout the weekend.
Players also lined their bats outside their teams’ dressing rooms with their playing caps on the handles, a tribute that has taken root around the globe.
In the third round of matches which began today, Guyana Jaguars host long-standing rivals and regional double-crown champions Barbados Pride at the Guyana National Stadium, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force meet the Jamaica Franchise at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain and Windward Islands Volcanoes face Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Grenada National Stadium. (WICB Release)