BCCI official made 'insensitive remark' about Hughes death over cancelling match: Report

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Sydney, Nov 28: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official made an "insensitive remark" about cancelling India's tour game after the death of Phil Hughes, according to a report.

The "Daily Mail" claimed that a BCCI spokesman told the newspaper, "Postponed because of one player? I don't think so."

BCCI official made 'insensitive remark' about Hughes death over cancelling match: Report

The report said that Indian cricket authorities initially refused to cancel the two-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide, which was to start today.

The match was later cancelled following the tragic death of Hughes on Thursday (November 27). The Australian opener was hit by a bouncer during a match on Tuesday (November 25) and never regained consciousness after being admitted to St Vincent Hospital in Sydney. The 25-year-old Hughes died after two days of the on-field incident.

Indian team is in Australia to play four Tests and a tri-series One Day International tournament. With the passing of Hughes, the first Test, scheduled to start in Brisbane on December 4, is in doubt.

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