Macksville batsman Phil Hughes is hoping for a change of luck after a poor season.
Macksville batsman Phil Hughes is hoping for a change of luck after a poor season.

Hughes parts with manager-coach

THE RTA SpeedBlitz Blues may be his team but life is full of speed bumps right now for Phillip Hughes.

Struggling for consistency with the bat and out of favour with Australian Test selectors, the Macksville-born opener provided a double surprise on the weekend by confirming rumours he had parted company with manager-coach Neil D’Costa.

Later, it was revealed Hughes had also split with media advisor Sean Mulcahy.

Hughes issued a three-line statement through CricketNSW spokesperson David Townsend, a copy of which was issued to The Coffs Coast Advocate.

“I can confirm that Neil and I have agreed to go our separate ways,” the cricketer wrote.

“I am currently in the middle of a very critical game for the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and am totally focused on my role in the team.

“I will confirm my new management arrangements in due course and take this opportunity to thank Neil for his support.”

The break with Mulcahy also seems amicable.

“We wish Phillip the best, I think he’s got enormous potential, he just needs to put his head down and worry about cricket,” Mulcahy said.



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