Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died, days after being hit on the head with a ball during a match.
The family of Phillip Hughes say they are devastated by his death, saying that "cricket was Phil's life".
In a statement read by Australia Cricket captain Michael Clarke, the Hughes family said: "We are devastated by the loss of our much-loved son and brother Phillip.
"It has been a very difficult few days and we appreciate all the support we have received from family, friends, players, Cricket Australia and the general public.
"Cricket was Phil's life and we as a family share that love of the game with him.
"We would like to thank all the medical and nursing staff at St Vincent's Hospital and Cricket New South Wales medical staff for their great efforts with Phillip.?
"We love you."
Reacting to the death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said:
Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee has said "no words can describe the loss" he feels following the death of Phil Hughes.
The death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes is a "very sad day for the world of cricket", former England cricketer Ian Botham has said.
Botham also urged fans to think of Sean Abbott, who bowled the ball that struck Hughes.
Tributes have flooded in for Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who has been described as a "remarkable talent" who was "loved by everyone".
Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has led tributes to batsman Phil Hughes, who has died after suffering a severe head injury in a match.
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, days after being hit on the head with a ball.
Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said the 25-year-old "never regained consciousness" following his injury on Tuesday.
Hughes, who would have turned 26 on Sunday, was "not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends", Bruckner added.
Hughes collapsed after being struck in the head while batting for South Australia in a match against New South Wales in Sydney.
He was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the pitch before being rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.
The father of Fusilier Lee Rigby has said he wants an apology from Britain's intelligence services after accusing them of failing to prevent his son's murder.
A parliamentary inquiry, released on Tuesday, said that despite operational mistakes, security agencies could not have stopped Rigby's murder in May 2013.
But Phil McClure told The Times that M15, M16 and GCHQ were partly to blame for not identifying extremists Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, both of whom are serving life sentences for his son's death.
“All of them have a bit of blame haven’t they?” Mr McClure told the newspaper.
“All we want really is a good apology off them.”
Many woman are being used to smuggle money out of Britain to fund terrorists abroad, a senior police officer has warned.
Terri Nicholson, Assistant Commander from the Met's counter-terrorism command, said terrorists were copying the methods of criminal gangs by using women who are not known to police to move funds.
The warning comes after British mother Amal El Wahabi was jailed for more than two years for trying to arrange to smuggle 20,000 euros in cash to her husband, who is believed to be fighting in Syria.
Speaking during counter-terrorism awareness week, Ms Nicholson said the El Wahabi case was "not unique" and many terrorists use women to transport cash.
The extent of food poisoning bug Campylobacter among shop-bought chickens will be revealed today.
The Food Standards Authority (FSA) will publish the second set of results, in the year-long testing of whole chickens bought from UK retailers and smaller independent stores and butchers.
The announcement will name individual retailers for the first time, following criticism of the FSA's decision not to identify retailers in the first set of results in August.
Campylobacter, which grows in the guts of chickens, is killed through cooking but is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK with some 280,000 people affected every year.