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Melbourne, Dec 26 In an initiative proposed by the Cricket Association of Nepal, a bat belonging to the late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes will be placed atop the Mount Everest. Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Wally Edwards said the board was working with their Nepalese counterparts to make the tribute possible during the next climbing season in March and April. Also Read - India Confirmed Hosts For 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, Australia to Host T20 World Cup in 2022
A 63-over game will also be played in Nepal with an Australian cricketer set to travel and skipper one of the two sides against a team led by the Nepal national captain. “So, although we enter the festive season with heavy hearts, the community’s response has been comforting and in many ways uplifting,” Edwards was quoted as saying by The West Australian. Also Read - ICC Board Meeting: BCCI, Cricket Australia to Discuss Swapping of T20 World Cups
A number of initiatives have also been planned to honour Hughes at the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), the place where he was fatally hit. Hughes was 63 not out when he was hit in the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales, and subsequently died of his injuries.