A Tribute to Basil D'Oliveira's Career
These are some of the comments and testimonials to Basil D'Oliveira's life & career, from those who knew him personally and others whose lives he touched.
To appreciate the worth of Basil D'Oliveira,you just had to be there.
Driven from South Africa in the 1960's by apartheid, Basil D'Oliveira went on to represent England with aplomb.
Basil was already a huge sporting name when I first got to know him.
Sir Michael Parkinson CBE
Basil D'Oliveira was not only a fine cricketer but an important figure in the anti Apartheid movement.
I continued to admire Basil’s talents for a number of years thereafter playing against him.