THE immediate reactions were shock and sadness from across the globe as news of Phillip Hughes’ tragic death filtered through on Thursday.

    AS the cricket community wrestles with what to do next after Phillip Hughes’ death, RON REED writes the first Test against India should proceed, with the result mattering less than the symbolism of playing it.

    PHILLIP Hughes’ family and Australian captain Michael Clarke have delivered an emotional goodbye after the batsman tragically died from a head injury today.

    AUSTRALIAN cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being struck in the head while batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was 25.

    IT is doubtful whether any incident has caused more widespread grief in Australian cricket than the loss of one of the game’s most likeable characters.

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    Boxing Day Test - Australia v Sri Lanka

    Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2012

    The MCG is the place to be on Boxing Day, as Australia hosts Sri Lanka in the traditional Boxing Day Test.

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    Event:                         Boxing Day Test
    Teams:                       Australia v Sri Lanka
    Date:                          December 26-30, 2012
    Start time:                   10.30am

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    Gate opening time

    MCG iPhone appPublic (Gate 1, 3, 4, 5, 6):
    9.00am (Days 1-3)
    9.30am (Days 4-5)

    MCC members (Gate 2):
    8.00am (Day 1)
    8.30am (Days 2-3)
    9.00am (Days 4-5)

    Schedule:
    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Interval           12.30pm - 1.10pm
    Session 2        1.10pm - 3.10pm
    Interval           3.10pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 6.00am
    Gate 5 - 8.00am
    Gate 6 - 8.00am
    Gate 7 - 6.00am (6.30am days 2 and 3 and 7.00am days 4 and 5)

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    Expected attendance 
    Day 1 - 65,000
    Day 2 - 45,000
    Day 3 - 35,000
    Day 4 - 20,000
    Day 5 - 10,000