— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on November 28, Friday.
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Australian cricketer Philip Hughes has died.. after a cricket ball hit his head two days ago during a domestic match and he lost consciousness.
His team doctor says he was not in pain...
and was surrounded by friends and family.
He played 26 times for Australia since his debut in 2009.
Matthew Taylor has this report.
[Matthew Taylor] The tragedy of this accident that happened earlier this week really having a profound effect on Australians and the global cricket community as well, we should point out. 25 year old Phillip Hughes was struck at the back of the neck earlier this week as he played a match here at the SCG just behind me. He collapsed and never regained consciousness and sadly passed away late yesterday afternoon. And it's really sent the nation into a state of shock. Take a look.
IT'S AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL SPORT... BUT TODAY THE NATION MOURNS THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS CHAMPIONS.
TWO DAYS AFTER BEING HIT BY A CRICKET BALL DURING A MATCH IN SYDNEY - PHILLIP HUGHES PASSED AWAY - JUST A FEW DAYS SHY OF HIS 26TH BIRTHDAY.
IN WHAT'S BEING CALLED A FREAK ACCIDENT - AUSTRALIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN - MICHAEL CLARKE - SUMMED UP A NATION'S SHOCK IN WORDS FROM THE FAMILY.
[MICHAEL CLARKE / CAPTAIN, AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM] "CRICKET WAS PHILLIP'S LIFE AND AS A FAMILY WE SHARED THAT LOVE OF THE GAME WITH HIM."
FLAGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LOWERED TO HALF MAST - AS A SPORTSMAN - COMPARED EARLY ON TO AUSTRALIAN CRICKET ROYALTY - DON BRADMAN IS REMEMBERED....
[TONY ABBOTT / PRIME MINISTER, AUSTRALIA] "THE THOUGHT THAT A PLAYER IN HIS PRIME SHOULD BE KILLED PLAYING OUR NATIONAL GAME IS SHOCKING AND SOBERING"
PHILLIP HUGHES MADE HIS TEST DEBUT AT THE AGE OF 20 - AND AFTER A SLOW START BECAME THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO SCORE A CENTURY IN BOTH INNINGS IN JUST HIS SECOND TEST.
[JAMES SUTHERLAND / CEO, CRICKET AUSTRALIA] "HE WAS A HERO TO KIDS AROUND THE NATION, PARTICULARLY TO THOSE IN THE REGION AROUND HIS HOMETOWN IN MACKSVILLE, NEW SOUTH WALES. A SPORTING GREAT IN THE MAKING.... NOW GONE TOO SOON."
Cricket is a very important part of the Australian psyche, and we're coming into the summer months and we do have the test match series coming up.
There are still questions to whether or not the first test due to start next week in Brisbane is going to go ahead.
To see one of the up and coming stars fall by essentially a rogue ball has really shocked the nation.
For CNBC Business Daily, I'm Chen Qian.