Phillip Hughes inquest enters day four as witnesses prepare to take the stand

A memorial cricket bat position along with a stuffed Wallaby placed in memory of Philip Hughes. Photo / Photosport
A memorial cricket bat position along with a stuffed Wallaby placed in memory of Philip Hughes. Photo / Photosport

The father of late cricketer Phillip Hughes has rejected the statement of Cricket Australia's physio - muttering "lying" - as the team official told an inquiry he was unaware of any concerns about the nature of the play leading up to the death of the 25-year-old.

Alex Kountouris told the inquiry into Hughes' death he had not known that the family were worried the cricketer had been subjected to bowling tactics that are "inconsistent" with the spirit of cricket.

But that statement has been met with anger from the Hughes family.

Father Greg Hughes could be heard saying "lying" as the evidence was read.

Mr Kountouris also said Hughes' death, from a vertebral artery dissection that led to a brain haemorrhage, was one of just two cases he had ever seen of someone dying from an injury of that nature. The other case happened in Melbourne.

Mr Kountouris said he had not interviewed umpires about the Sheffield Shield match on November 25, 2014 in preparing this report.

"You weren't concerned in the focus of the report, of the play that lead up to the incident," counsel assisting Kristina Stern SC asked.

"No," he said, agreeing it was "A report detailing emergency and medical response to the incident."

Earlier, the Hughes family started to cry as senior staff member from NSW Ambulance expressed his condolences.

Phillip's father Greg Hughes has his arm around his daughter Megan, the batsman's sister, and his mother Virginia Hughes has also been present for every day of the evidence.

- news.com.au

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