• Short Summary

    ENGLAND'S COLOURED TEST CRICKETER BASIL D'OLIVIERA, THE PLAYER SOUTH AFRICA HAS SAID IT WILL NOT ALLOW TO TOUR THE COUNTRY NEXT YEAR, WAS IN JOHANNESBURG ON FRIDAY TO RECEIVE THE "NON-WHITE SPORTMAN OF THE YEAR" AWARD FROM A JOHANNESBURG NEWSPAPER.

  • Description

    ENGLAND'S COLOURED TEST CRICKETER BASIL D'OLIVIERA, THE PLAYER SOUTH AFRICA HAS SAID IT WILL NOT ALLOW TO TOUR THE COUNTRY NEXT YEAR, WAS IN JOHANNESBURG ON FRIDAY TO RECEIVE THE "NON-WHITE SPORTMAN OF THE YEAR" AWARD FROM A JOHANNESBURG NEWSPAPER.

    D'OLIVIERA WAS PRESENTED WITH THE AWARD -- IN THE FORM OF AN ORNATE BELT -- FROM THE MAYOR OF JOHANNESBURG, MR BOYCE EAGAR. THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE IN THE OFFICES OF THE POST NEWSPAPER, AFTER THE PAPER HAD FAILED TO GET PERMISSION TO HOLD THE MIXED WHITE-COLOURED RECEPTION IN A LOCAL HOTEL.

    A CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE PLAYER AROSE WHEN THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT STATED RECENTLY THAT THEY WOULD NOT ALLOW D'OLIVIERA TO TOUR THERE IF SELECTED FOR THE ENGLISH TEAM DUE TO PLAY THERE IN 1968. IN LONDON, A LARGE NUMBER OF MP'S HAVE TABLED A MOTION CALLING ON THE MCC TO ABANDON THE TOUR.

    SINCE HIS ELECTION FOR ENGLAND DURING THE SUMMER OF LAST YEAR, D'OLIVIERA HAS PROVED HIMSELF ONE OF ENGLAND'S BEST ALL-ROUNDERS.

    D'OLIVIERA IS NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA TO COACH YOUNG NON-WHITE CRICKETERS IN CAPE PROVINCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5FE84PHTTQISG9ETY2YN4E9M6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FE84PHTTQISG9ETY2YN4E9M6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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