Hughes to have more scans

The cricketer will have scans at St. Vincents hospital and an update will be provided thereafter.

Australia's Phil Hughes. Picture:

SYDNEY - Phillip Hughes remains in a critical condition in St Vincents Hospital after being struck in the head while batting for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

He will have scans this morning and a further update will be provided when the results of those scans are known.

Round 4 of the Bupa Sheffield Shield has since been abandoned.

The 25-year-old was transferred to St Vincent's Hospital, where he underwent surgery and his condition remains critical.

Cricket Australia's (CA) Executive General Manager of team performance, Pat Howard, says all teams and players were informed of the decision to abandon all round 4 matches.

"We've spoken to players and the ACA, and given how players across the country are feeling right now, it's just not the day to be playing cricket and we understand that.

"We are continuing to offer all players and match officials counselling and support at this difficult time.

"Phillip Hughes continues to receive the best possible medical care. The thoughts of his teammates and the wider cricket community are with Phillip and his family and friends at this difficult time."

Under CA's playing conditions, one point will be given to each team in an abandoned match.