Posted: 10 October, 2016
Phillip Hughes Inquest Gets Underway In Sydney
Some of our top cricketers are expected to give evidence from today... at a five day inquest into the death of young batsman Phillip Hughes.
It's been almost 2 years since the 25 year old died days after being struck on the side of the head by a short-paced delivery from friend and pace bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.
NSW Coroner Michael Barnes is expected to look at the media coverage of the death, after Hughes' family reported feeling upset by the frequent broadcast of the fatal incident.
He will also look at whether the nature of play exacerbated the risk of injury, and if a different protective helmet would have reduced the likelihood of death.
Hughes' death prompted a review by Australian Bar Association's president David Curtain SC, who found the former Test batsman received appropriate medical attention in the 20 minutes and 10 seconds between being struck and an ambulance arriving
The Curtain report also found the death would not have been prevented if Hughes had been wearing a British-standard helmet.