Nepal to place Phil Hughes' bat atop Mount Everest

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Melbourne, Dec 26: In a unique tribute to Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is planning to place a bat belonging to the late Australian cricketer on top of the Mount Everest.

CAN has written a letter to Cricket Australia (CA) and they are working on the initiative. In the letter addressed to CA chairman Wally Edwards, CAN outlined how it wanted to honour the fallen Test opener with a 63-over tribute match. (Watch Clarke's tearful tribute to Hughes)

Unique tribute for Phil Hughes from Nepal

"The Nepalese have asked CA if it would be possible to have one of Hughes' bats, a piece of his clothing and a CA flag to take to the world's highest point during the next climbing season in March-April," wrote WAtoday.com.

"What a wonderful tribute," Edwards was quoted as saying by the website. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia trademarked the phrase "63 not out" to stop people from making money at the expense of the former Test opener, who died after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic match in Sydney. He was on 63 when he was hit by the ball.

"Cricket Australia registered the trademark in conjunction with Phillip's management purely as a defensive registration to prevent others trying to exploit Phillip's memory," a CA spokesman said.

"There was some evidence of that starting to occur which is why we have taken this action." There was unlicensed Phillip Hughes merchandise being sold on online auction sites including t-shirts, stickers and memorial trophies, the report said.

PTI

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