• Short Summary

    White and coloured cricketers played a match in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday (4 December), reflecting at least minor changes which are taking place in the country's sport laws.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Opening batsmen for the multi-racial Crecent team take the field
    0.06

    2.
    SV Other team members waiting to bat
    0.10

    3.
    TV Batsman scoring runs
    0.16

    4.
    SV Members of multiracial team watch
    0.19

    5.
    TV Batsmen score two
    0.30

    6.
    SV Members of multiracial team sitting with spectators
    0.35

    7.
    TV PAN Batsman goes for runs on the offside PAN TO fielder and wicketkeeper executing a run out
    0.50

    8.
    CU Multi-racial cricketers watching
    0.51

    9.
    TV Multi-racial cricketer caught at short leg
    1.01

    10.
    SV & LV Spectators watch as another multi-racial cricketer is clean-bowled (2 shots)
    1.12



    Initials BB/2000


    SPORT - CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: White and coloured cricketers played a match in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday (4 December), reflecting at least minor changes which are taking place in the country's sport laws. The Government recently approved such matches and this was between the white Witwatersrand University first team and the multi-racial Crescent side.

    SYNOPSIS: The batting was opened by the Crescents, who are the only South African club team to contain Asian, coloured, black and white players, thus representing the country's four main racial groups, 'Mixed' cricket is part of the south African government's new sports policy which was launched amid high hopes of a major breach in racial segregation in sport. It allows cricket stands to be open to all, and spectators can sit where they like.

    However, while there are undoubted concessions, the Minister of Sport, Dr. Piet Koornhof, has made it clear that the government does not intend to stop apartheid in every sport. Even so, since the new policy was announced at the beginning of October some changes have been made. Eight white rugby players have defied orders from their national playing union by taking part in a match between two black sides.

    There has been a campaign in South Africa for years now for genuine multi-racial sport, and while there is still a long way to go, for cricket fans at least, it's nearer to fulfilment.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QJ9OR0OU08ZJWNKHQSR8C0XS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QJ9OR0OU08ZJWNKHQSR8C0XS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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