England vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI to go ahead as tribute to Phil Hughes


England's captain Alastair Cook said discussions had taken place about whether to play the second ODI against Sri Lanka today but that the players from both sides wanted the game to go ahead as a tribute to Phillip Hughes.


Hughes’s death on Thursday has left the cricket world stricken with grief.


The players will wear black armbands, with a two-minute silence to be observed before the start.


Meanwhile, Cricket Australia will conduct an immediate investigation into player safety after Phillip Hughes's death.


The 25-year-old died on Thursday - two days after being struck on the neck by a short-pitched delivery during a domestic match in Australia.


A State Memorial Service for Hughes will be held at Sydney Cricket Ground.


Meanwhile, a decision has not been made as to whether next week's first Test against India in Brisbane will go ahead.

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