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.

    US Forces at the MCG 70th Anniversary Function

    Oct 26, 2012

    A USAAF officer at the MCG during World War IIOn Thursday November 22, American Thanksgiving, a special commemorative dinner will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of US military services being stationed at the MCG.

    After the outbreak of the Pacific war, the Commonwealth Government requisitioned the MCG for military purposes.

    Find out more about use of the MCG during World War II on the MCG website

    On Thursday November 22, American Thanksgiving, a special commemorative dinner will be held in the Long Room at the MCG.

    The night's guest speaker is Military History and Heritage Victoria president, Marcus Fielding. Fielding, who has been awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service, held a broad range of senior appointments in Army, defence and interagency organisations both in Australia and overseas. Last year Fielding published a book of his experiences in Iraq entitled Red Zone Baghdad.

    The evening includes canapes and a three-course, Thanksgiving-themed menu with beverages.

    For further information or to book, please click here.