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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    AFL Round 21 - Hawthorn v Collingwood

    Aug 16, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 21
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Collingwood
    Date:                     Friday August 16, 2013
    Start time:              7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Tickets:
    - Public reserved seats are on sale at Ticketek here and selling strongly.

    - Patrons are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets, as they may not be available on Friday night at the gate.

    - MCC visitor tickets are on sale here

    Car park opening:

    Due to the poor condition of Yarra Park and expected rainfall this week the Yarra Park car park will be closed for this event.

    The following groups will still be able to park in the limited spaces available via Gate 3 on Friday August 16:

    • Disabled
    • Pass holders (Corporate/Clubs)
    • Police
    • St. John
    • Accredited Media
    • MCC Event/Permanent Staff

    Patrons are encouraged to make alternative parking arrangements or catch public transport to the ground.

    Expected attendance: 78,000

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Hawthorn - Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Collingwood - Bay M32 (Rows A-T)

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