Cricket icons arrive at Hughes hometown ahead of funeral

CRICKET greats have continued to arrive at the hometown of Phillip Hughes following his shock passing on Thursday.

Shane Warne, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of those who will make an appearance in the farming town of Macksville, New South Wales on Wednesday for the funeral of the cricket legend.

Michael Clarke, who has been the face of the nations grieving flew into Mackville on Monday to assist with preparations for the ceremony which is being held at Hughes’ old school, Macksville High School, on Wednesday December 3, 2pm AEDT.


Now-retired former teammates Simon Katich and Mike Hussey are also expected to travel to northern New South Wales for the funeral, alongside Justin Langer and all-time greats Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden.

The Nine Network will show a live telecast of the funeral service from 1:30pm AEDT.