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The ECB have agreed to Cricket Australia’s request for a schedule change to the One-Day International Tri-Series in January following the tragic death of Phil Hughes.
England will now prepare for the series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra with a warm-up game against the Australian Capital Territory XI in which the full squad will participate on January 12, 2015.
They will then face the PM’s XI – also in Canberra – on January 14 before travelling to face Australia in Sydney on January 16 rather than January 18. The remainder of the England schedule remains unchanged.
Brian Havill, ECB’s Acting Chief Executive, said: ‘I am grateful to the England players and management for agreeing to this switch which allows Cricket Australia to re-arrange their international summer following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.
‘ECB recognise that these are extremely difficult times for the Australian cricket community and we were determined to help Cricket Australia, if at all possible, with their scheduling issues.'
Australia and India have agreed to move the first Test to Adelaide as part of a reshuffle in the schedule following the death of batsman Phil Hughes.
The first Test was planned to take place in Brisbane on Thursday but will be move back by a week in order to allow the players more time to recover after Hughes' funeral on Wednesday.
"Nobody should underestimate just what these players are going through right now," Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement on Monday.
"These are difficult days and we need to support them in dealing with their grief.
"It's very clear that playing a Test right now is just too soon and we are reacting accordingly."
Australian cricketers have marked what would have been Phil Hughes' birthday with a series of tributes.
National captain Michael Clarke tweeted his birthday message, along with teammates David Warner and Steve Smith.
Cricket teams around the country also paid tribute by displaying the number 408, which was Hughes' test number
In an amazing coincidence, 26 is also the number of first-class centuries he recorded and the number of Tests he played for Australia.
He also made his test debut on February 26th.
Tens of thousands of rugby union fans paid tribute to cricket Phillip Hughes with a minute's silence ahead of today's game between England and Australia at Twickenham.
Earlier it was announced that the 25-year-old's funeral will take place at his old high school in the New South Wales town of Macksville.
The funeral for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes will take place on December 3rd, his family has confirmed.
The service will be in the sports hall of Hughes' high school in the town of Macksville, New South Wales.
With a "huge turnout" expected Cricket Australia said it would also be shown on two big screens set up within the grounds of the school.
Cricket Australia have announced the postponement of the national team's first test against India following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.
In an emotional tribute cricket Captain Michael Clarke has said Australia will retire the number 64 shirt to honour the memory of Phil Hughes.
Around 100,000 people from around the world have taken part in an online tribute to cricketer Phil Hughes by sharing their images of a bat and cap placed as a mark of respect to the player.
Hughes, 25, died in hospital on Thursday, two days after suffering a fatal head injury when the was struck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
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A man in Australia has caused outrage after taking a cricket bat left out at a memorial in honour of Phil Hughes.
Australia bid an emotional farewell to cricketer Phillip Hughes at a funeral in his hometown this morning with a live nationwide broadcast.