• Short Summary

    WHILE CONTROVERSY RAGES AROUND SOUTH AFRICA'S ADVANCE WARNING THAT IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE COLOURED ENGLISH CRICKETER BASIL D'OLIVIERA TO TOUR THE COUNTRY IF CHOSEN FOR THE ENGLISH TEAM IN 1968, THE 32-YEARS-OLD PLAYER IS IN SOUTH AFRICA COACHING YOUNG COLOURED CRICKETERS.

  • Description

    WHILE CONTROVERSY RAGES AROUND SOUTH AFRICA'S ADVANCE WARNING THAT IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE COLOURED ENGLISH CRICKETER BASIL D'OLIVIERA TO TOUR THE COUNTRY IF CHOSEN FOR THE ENGLISH TEAM IN 1968, THE 32-YEARS-OLD PLAYER IS IN SOUTH AFRICA COACHING YOUNG COLOURED CRICKETERS.

    NEARLY 200 BRITISH MP'S OF ALL PARTIES HAVE SIGNED A MOTION CALLING ON THE MCC TO ABANDON ITS TOUR OF 1968 IN SOUTH AFRICA, FOLLOWING SOUTH AFRICA'S WARNING THAT IT WILL NOT ALLOW D'OLIVIERA TO TOUR.

    D'OLIVIERA, WHO IS COLOURED, PLAYS FOR WORCESTERSHIRE IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRY CRICKET TOURNAMENT AND WAS SELECTED FOR ENGLAND DURING THE WEST INDIES TOUR LAST YEAR.

    HIS LIVELY DISPLAYS OF BATTING MADE HIM A LEADING CHARACTER IN ENGLISH CRICKET, AND AN ALMOST CERTAIN MEMBER OF THE TEAM TO TOUR SOUTH AFRICA NEXT WINTER.

    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) D'OLIVIERA WAS IN JOHANNESBURG TO RECEIVE THE TROPHY AS SOUTH AFRICA'S NON-WHITE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR -- THE SECOND TIME HE HAS WON THE AWARD.

    EARLIER IN THE WEEK, HE WAS ENGAGED IN COACHING YOUNG CRICKETERS FROM AMONG SOUTH AFRICA'S CAPE COLOURED - NON-WHITES WHO ARE NOT PURE AFRICAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4G0CNIKXS3LK6IE4TL99R4ZU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G0CNIKXS3LK6IE4TL99R4ZU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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