Kathmandu – Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced a 63-over Tribute Match in memory of the late Australian cricketer Phil Hughes on April 11, 2015 at the Tribhuvan University Stadium, Kritipur.
According to the press release of CAN – “The visiting Australian cricketers will combine with Nepal national team playing a 31.3-over-a-side game making it 63 overs in total. The number of overs refers to the unbeaten 63 runs Hughes made for Southern Australia against New South Wales before he sustained a fatal injury on his head during a Sheffield Shield game on November 25, 2014.”
“Our cricketers and fans in Nepal have united in this desire to pay their respect and celebrate the spirit of the late Philip Hughes who played cricket with such innocence and joy” CAN Chief Executive Officer Bhawana Ghimire said.
“We expect Tribhuvan University Stadium to be as full as it has ever been for this Tribute Match and already there is much demand for tickets.”, Ghimire further added.
All the proceeds from the Tribute Match will go to the Mt Everest expedition which is also going to be a part of Nepal’s tribute programme. Following the Tribute Match, one of Hughes’ bats and his jersey, brought over from Australia, will be taken to Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.