Kathmandu - A cricket bat used by the late Phillip Hughes is to be taken to Mount Everest, the Cricket Association of Nepal said on Saturday.
A bat, and shirts he wore at matches, are to be be taken up the world's highest mountain to honour the Australian player who died in November after being hit in the neck by a ball at Sydney Cricket Ground.
"I'll be carrying the bat up to Everest," said Churim Sherpa, a mountaineer, who holds the record of climing Everst twice in a single season. She made it to the top on May 12, 2012 and again on May 19,2012. "Climbing Everest is always a risky task," she said. "I hope I will be able to succefully complete this responsibility I have been chosen to do." Nepal cricket officials said the bat would be taken to Everest in the wake of a memorial tribute match played Saturday in Kathmandu. The match of 63 overs saw Australian player Ryan Carter captained one team, and it was attended by Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards and International Cricket Council Global Development officer, Tim Anderson.