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Hughes inquest: what we know so far

AAP logoAAP 12/10/2016

INQUEST INTO PHILLIP HUGHES' DEATH - WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

* State Coroner Michael Barnes is looking at whether the nature of play contributed to risk, the response to Hughes' injury and whether different equipment could make players safer.

* At a 2014 Sheffield Shield game between NSW and South Australia at the SCG, NSW bowler Sean Abbott delivered nine consecutive short balls at Hughes. The inquest heard 23 bouncers were bowled in total on that day, 20 of them at Hughes

* Three separate triple zero calls were made

* The ambulance carrying Hughes left the SCG at 3.17pm, 54 minutes after he was hit.

WRITTEN STATEMENTS RELEASED ON DAY THREE

* Abbott - In his first public statement on the incident, Abbott has spoken of feeling confused, upset and having a headache after Hughes collapsed on the pitch.

* Matthew Day - A friend of Hughes, he says NSW bowler Doug Bollinger told him he'd said "I am going to kill you" in a sledge to Hughes and his batting partner Tom Cooper on the day of the fatal injury. Cricketers have previously testified they can't recall the sledge being made.

WITNESSES ON DAY THREE

* Days one and two of the inquest focused largely on sledging and short-pitched bowling but the focus shifted on Wednesday to the ambulance and emergency response protocols of Cricket NSW and the SCG Trust

* Scott Henderson (SCG Trust) said it was unclear who specifically was responsible for calling an ambulance, while James West, Daniel McKenna and Donna Anderson from Cricket NSW said they received no training regarding who would be responsible for calling an ambulance.

WHAT'S AHEAD

* Cricket Australia's Sports Science manager and former team physio Alex Kountouris is expected to be among those called to give evidence on Thursday

* Director of helmet-maker Masuri Sam Miller may also be asked to provide evidence.

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