Phillip Hughes inquest to begin today – almost two years after cricketer’s death

An inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes is being held in Sydney today, almost two years after the Australian cricketer was killed in a freak accident.

The inquest, which started at 10.00am AEDT, is expected to examine the manner and cause of Hughes’ death, including the emergency response and helmet safety.

The coronial inquest will go for five days with witnesses, including fellow Australian cricketers expected to give evidence.


Hughes collapsed on the pitch after being struck by a bouncer while batting for South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014.

The 25-year-old was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital however died two days later.