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The sledge from Phil Hughes’ brother that prompted David Warner to walk off

The Western Suburbs District Cricket Club released a statement on Sunday saying Jason Hughes did not make any comments about his late brother Phil Hughes while sledging Australian cricketer David Warner the previous day during a Sydney Grade.

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The Western Suburbs District Cricket Club released a statement on Sunday saying Jason Hughes did not make any comments about his late brother Phil Hughes while sledging Australian cricketer David Warner the previous day during a Sydney Grade.

According to the media report, Jason attacked Warner in regards to the ball-tampering scandal. “You're a disgrace, you shouldn't be playing cricket,” Jason said to Warner.

Warner along with Steven Smith was handed a 12-month ban following the scandal in South Africa earlier this year. Apart from them, Cameron Bancroft was found guilty too, who was slapped with a nine-month ban.

Earlier, a few officials from Warner’s club Randwick Petersham spread rumours that Jason had sledged Warner in reference to late Phil’s death, who succumbed to head injuries he suffered during a Shield match playing at the Sydney cricket Ground. Warner was present on the field when his best mate, Phil fell to the ground after he was struck by a bouncer.

Everyone has their own opinion, but I think there's a difference between sledging and abuse," Warner's wife added.

"I'm not going to get into what was said yesterday, but it went too far. I would personally put (the comments) into the (abuse) category, but I'm talking for myself,” Warner’s wife, Candice, said.

"He removed himself first because he didn't like what he was hearing and where that could've been taken. It was hurtful, very hurtful." Randwick-Petersham first-grade manager Bill Anderson told The Telegraph Warner felt the comments were "very offensive to him".

"But he realised that he had to play. He turned around and back out he went," he said.

"He wasn't teary. But you could tell he had been quite affected by that. It wasn't a heated exchange. It was something said in close range,” he added.

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