PHILLIP Hughes stepped up to the crease at the SCG on Tuesday and was soon he on his way to what promised to be his 27th first-class century. But at 2.23pm the world stopped.

    CRICKET Australia has promised a review into player safety in light of the Hughes’ tragedy, with particular emphasis on helmet regulations.

    AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.

    CRICKET Australia have handled the awful task that befell them after Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident with exemplary calm and dignity.

    HE is the patriach of cricket in Australia. Now Richie Benaud has lent his evocative narration to Channel 9’s powerful tribute to Phillip Hughes.

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    Sheffield Shield: Victoria v New South Wales

    Mar 7 - Mar 10, 2013

    Event:                          Sheffield Shield
    Teams:                        Victoria v New South Wales
    Date:                           Thursday March 7 - Sunday March 10, 2013

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: TBC
    MCC members: 10.30am

    Schedule of Play
    Session 1        11.00am - 1.00pm
    Interval           1.00pm - 1.40pm
    Session 2        1.40pm - 3.40pm
    Interval           3.40pm - 4.00pm
    Session 3        4.00pm - 6.00pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - TBC

    Expected attendance: TBC

    National Sports Museum: TBC

    MCC members
    Visitor tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event from the Gate 2 ticket windows. A maximum of four visitor tickets per member applies for all domestic matches.

    Public tickets 
    Public tickets for Sheffield Shield matches will only be available to purchase on the day of the event from Gate 3 in the Ponsford Stand.