The D’Oliveira Legacy

 

On August 28 1968, the England selectors met at Lord’s cricket ground to choose a side for the 1968/69 tour to South Africa. Among the in-form batsmen almost certain of selection was the black Cape Town-born Basil D’Oliveira, who, excluded from first class cricket in his own country, had moved to the United Kingdom in 1960.

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