• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON SAID TONIGHT HE HOPED BRITAIN'S CRICKETING AUTHORITIES WOULD THINK AGAIN ABOUT THIS YEAR'S PROPOSED SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET TOUR.

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    PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON SAID TONIGHT HE HOPED BRITAIN'S CRICKETING AUTHORITIES WOULD THINK AGAIN ABOUT THIS YEAR'S PROPOSED SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET TOUR. IN A NBC TELEVISION PROGRAMME THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER SAID HE BELIEVED EVERYONE WOULD RESPECT THEM AND HONOUR THEM IF THEY REVERSED THEIR DECISION.

    MR. WILSON SAID HE HOPED THAT THE CRICKET COUNCIL WOULD THINK ABOUT THE REPERCUSSIONS FOR OTHER SPORTS, OBVIOUSLY A REFERENCE TO THE THREATENED BOYCOTT OF THE JULY COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN SCOTLAND. THE SUPREME COUNCIL FOR SPORT IN AFRICA, REPRESENTING 36 COUNTRIES, HAS THREATENED A MASS BOYCOTT OF THESE GAMES IF THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR GOES AHEAD.

    MR. WILSON SAID THE CRICKET COUNCIL MUST NOT FEEL THEY WERE BEING BLACKMAILED OR PRESSED BY ANYONE, EITHER BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF DEMONSTRATIONS OR BECAUSE OF THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES. HE SAID: "I HOPE THEY WILL THINK ABOUT THE INTERESTS OF SPORT IN THE WIDEST SENSE."
    THE BRITISH LEADER ALSO REFERRED TO HIS EARLIER STATEMENT THAT IF THE TOUR GOES AHEAD THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE FREE TO DEMONSTRATE. BUT HE ADDED: "EQUALLY ... THERE MUST BE ACTION WITH ANYONE WHO MISUSES THE FREEDOM OF DEMONSTRATION."

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFMOI29JU2LPYXOR0QRAHZXE0
    Media URN:
    VLVADFMOI29JU2LPYXOR0QRAHZXE0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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