• Short Summary

    MR. JACK CHEETHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION,SAID IN AN INTERVIEW ON SATURDAY?

  • Description

    1.
    SV INT. GROUP SEATED (LEFT TO RIGHT) CHARLES FORTUNE, JACK CHEETHAM AND JOHN WAITE
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    2.
    CU FORTUNE SPEAKS TO CHEETHAM
    2.16


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: INTERVIEWER: THE DECISION MADE AT LORD'S DIDN'T COME AS A SURPRISE TO YOU, WHY?



    CHEETHAM: WELL, CHARLES, YOU KNOW OUR ASSOCIATION WITH THE MCC OVER VERY MANY YEARS HAS BROUGHT ALIGHT THE FACT THAT THEY, JUST AS WE, ARE INTERESTED IN VINDICATING THE GAME OF CRICKET WHEREVER IT IS PLAYED. THEY KNOW THAT WE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE TRYING TO DEVELOP AND FOSTER THE GAME THROUGHOUT ALL THE PEOPLES OF THIS COUNTRY. WE HAVE SET UP A TRUST TO THIS END. YOU KNOW ABOUT IT, AND THEY ABOUT IT AND THE MCC KNOW THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING IS IN THE INTERESTS OF THE GAME AND THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE MADE SO CLEAR TO THE WORLD.



    INTERVIEWER: JACK, HAVE YOU ANY PARTICULAR WISH YOU WOULD MAKE TO THE BRITISH PUBLIC BEFORE OUR TEAM ARRIVES IN ENGLAND.



    CHEETHAM: YOU KNOW CHARLES, THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION DOESN'T QUESTION THE RIGHT OF ANYONE TO DEMONSTRATE, BUT WE WOULD SAY THAT WE WOULD LIKE THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS TO BE MAINTAINED IN LAW AND ORDER AND NOT AS A BREACH OF THE PRIVACY OF A PRIVATE GROUND OR AS A BREACH OF THE SPORT THAT IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE.



    INTERVIEWER: YOU MEAN YOU WANT THE GAME TO GO ON AND IF THE DEMONSTRATORS SO WISH THE DEMONSTRATION CAN GO ON.



    CHEETHAM: CERTAINLY, AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN PARALLEL WE DON'T MIND.



    INTERVIEWER: IT'S BEEN STATED JACK THAT THE BRITISH CRICKET AUTHORITIES ARE PREPARED TO DIG DEEP INTO ANY PROFITS THAT MAY COME OUT OF THE TOUR... AND THERE'LL BE BIG PROFITS TO BE SURE, THIS TO ENSURE ADEQUATE POLICE PROTECTION AT THE TEST MATCHES AND MATCHES. WHAT WOULD BE THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION'S ATTITUDE?



    CHEETHAM: CHARLES, I CAN'T COMMIT MY BOARD AT THIS STAGE. BUT I WOULD JUST MENTION TO YOU THAT THE TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE AND THE GAME OF CRICKET SHALL TRIUMPH.




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    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR. JACK CHEETHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION,SAID IN AN INTERVIEW ON SATURDAY (13 DEC) THAT THE ASSOCIATION DIDN'T QUESTION THE RIGHT OF ANYONE TO DEMONSTRATE BUT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY DEMONSTRATIONS CARRIED OUT PEACEFULLY. HE WAS SPEAKING AFTER REPORTS THAT ANTI-APARTHEID DEMONSTRATORS PLAN TO DISRUPT SOUTH AFRICA'S CRICKET TOUR AS THEY THE SPRINGBOKS RUGBY MATCHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVRWM2YN2225OJI3RILMLTCHR
    Media URN:
    VLVAVRWM2YN2225OJI3RILMLTCHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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