The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) today announced a variety of support from Australia for the Phillip Hughes Tribute Match to be held at the TU Stadium on April 11.
The match will honour Hughes who succumbed to head injury during a Sheffield Shield match against South Australia while playing for New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground in November.
Cricket Australia, and ICC Executive Committee, Chairman Wally Edwards will attend the match, together with NSW and Sydney Thunder player Ryan Carters who has confirmed his participation. CAN said it will further announce the name of other Australian players shortly.
Along with Edwards, ICC Head of Global Development Tim Anderson will also attend the match.
Nepali cricketers and visiting Australian players will combine to form two teams for a 63-over game (31.3 over-a-side) in the memory of Hughes who was batting on 63 not out before he was felled by a bouncer.
Australian Ambassador to Nepal Glenn White will host a reception for the Australia cricketers and delegates prior to the game.
The Tribute Match will be followed by an expedition where one of Hughes’ bats and playing jerseys will be taken to Mt Everest.