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Ex-Rangers owner Whyte 'held in Mexico'

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been arrested in Mexico, according to reports.

An arrest warrant was issued in October relating to his involvement in the sale of Rangers back in 2011.

Craig Whyte failed to appear in court. Credit: Reuters

Four men appeared in court earlier this month charged with fraudulent activity in connection to the sale of the club.

Gary Withey, 50, David Whitehouse, 49, Paul Clark, 50, and David Grier, 53, were granted bail following a hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Whyte failed to show for his court appearance at Royal Courts of Justice in London, with an arrest warrant subsequently issued.

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England: Phil Hughes was admired and respected by all

The England cricket team has paid tribute to Australian batsman Phil Hughes, saying the 25-year-old was "admired and respected by all he played with and against".

Phil Hughes has died after suffering a severe head injury on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters

"Our deepest sympathies go out to Phil Hughes’ family, friends and teammates at this incredibly sad time," a statement issued by the England team said.

"Phil was admired and respected by all he played with and against and will never be forgotten by the cricket community."

Warne 'cannot describe sadness' felt at Hughes death

Shane Warne has said he "cannot describe the sadness" felt after learning the "horrific news" that Australian batsman Phil Hughes has died.

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Hughes family: 'Cricket was Phil's life..we love you'

The family of Phillip Hughes say they are devastated by his death, saying that "cricket was Phil's life".

In a statement read by visibly-upset 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."

Abbott: Hughes death a shocking aberration

Reacting to the death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said:

Philip Hughes was a young man living out his dreams. His death is a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day for his family.

What happened has touched millions of Australians.

For a young life to be cut short playing our national game seems a shocking aberration.

He was loved, admired and respected by his teammates and by legions of cricket fans.

– Tony Abbott

Ian Botham: 'A very sad day for the world of cricket'

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.

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