The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has expressed great sadness over the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
"I have been in contact with a number of players and players' associations around the world who have all expressed shock and sadness over Phil's death" said FICA Executive Chairman, Tony Irish.
"Phil was a popular and respected cricketer not only in Australia and amongst Australian players but also amongst other players around the world. I speak on behalf of the world's professional cricketers in saying what a tragic loss this is of a young man who would have had many years of international cricket ahead of him.
"We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Phil's family, especially his mother, Virginia, his father, Greg, and his sister and brother, Megan and Jason."