Perfect Pitch

The material in our Basil D’Oliveira archive gives you a look at the sensational story that suggested that the South African prime minister, BJ Vorster, had tried, through an intermediary, to bribe Basil D’Oliveira to make himself unavailable for selection for the 1968 England tour to South Africa. Also read press reports on how D’Oliveira felt about not being able to tour South Africa. We also have extracts from D’Oliveira’s autobiography that tell the story of his cricketing life in South Africa, his early travails in England and Vorster’s infamous bribe attempt.

http://heritage.thetimes.co.za/memorials/wc/BasilDOliveira/archive.aspx?id=568192