Former Australia bowler Doug Bollinger denies saying 'I'm going to kill you' to Phillip Hughes in match in which he was struck and killed by ball
The death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was likely 'inevitable' after he was struck by a ball, an inquest heard on Monday as it raised concerns about on-field sledging and short, fast deliveries.
Hughes, who played 26 Tests, died from bleeding on the brain in November 2014 after being hit on the neck by a rising ball while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
'Quite clearly the death was a terrible accident,' Coroner Michael Barnes said at the opening of the five-day inquest. 'But that does not mean that cricket cannot be made safer.'
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