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UPDATE 1-Cricket-Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Boycott

LONDON, Nov 27 - Helmets have given a false sense of security to batsmen, who no longer have the necessary technique to deal with fast bowling, according to former England opener Geoff Boycott.

REFILE-WRAPUP 1-Cricket-A sport left heartbroken by death of Hughes

SYDNEY, Nov 27 - The cricket world was in mourning on Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being hit in the head by a ball.

1:15pm GMT

Cricket-ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches

COLOMBO, Nov 27 - Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.

11:02am GMT

Cricket-Former ICC chief wants review of safety standards

MUMBAI, Nov 27 - Former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has called on the game's administrators to work on upgrading safety standards to ensure that incidents like the shock death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes never happen again.

10:16am GMT

Cricket-Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Boycott

LONDON, Nov 27 - Helmets have given a false sense of security to batsmen, who no longer have the necessary technique to deal with fast bowling, according to former England opener Geoff Boycott.

10:14am GMT

UPDATE 2-Cricket-New Zealand v Pakistan suspended after Hughes dies

* Today isn't about cricket, says NZ coach (Adds Hesson quotes)

9:49am GMT

Cricket-Grief-stricken Clarke shows true off-field leadership

MELBOURNE, Nov 27 - Long called upon to rescue his team from treacherous situations, Australia captain Michael Clarke could do little to save his close friend Phillip Hughes, but bore his grief quietly in a vital supporting role for his "little brother's" family.

9:39am GMT

Cricket-Hughes' death hard to digest for India's survivor

MUMBAI, Nov 27 - More than five decades after his near-fatal head injury in the Caribbean, former India captain Nari Contractor could not believe Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes lost his life despite wearing a helmet.

9:30am GMT

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Hughes death casts doubts on first India test

* The whole of Australian cricket is grieving, says Cricket Australia boss (Updates after Hughes death)

8:21am GMT

Cricket-Fractured cheekbone lucky escape from bouncer - Shehzad

KARACHI, Nov 27 - Pakistan test opener Ahmed Shehzad knows he had a lucky escape when a short-pitched ball cracked his cheekbone earlier this month and says he "froze" when he heard the news of Australian batsman Phil Hughes' death on Thursday.

7:56am GMT

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