Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin released this statement today:-
“Phillip Hughes was a young man living out his dreams. His death was a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day for his family. In remembrance of this fine young Australian, Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin has placed a cricket bat and cap outside his offices in Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier and Canberra.
“What happened last week 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. On behalf of the electorate of Barker, my thoughts and prayers are with the Hughes family – and also the talented bowler, Sean Abbott, who is blameless and has the full support of our nation as he, too, comes to grips with this tragedy,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin urged Barker residents to actively partake in community sport – and to look to Phillip Hughes as an inspiration of what can be achieved by country people utilising their talents and pursuing their dreams.”
Source:- Tony Pasin