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Tributes paid to D'Oliveira

2011-11-19 12:00

Johannesburg - The players of South Africa and Australia stood for a minute's silence in tribute to South African-born England cricketer Basil d'Oliveira before the start of play on the third day of the second and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.

South African batsmen Graeme Smith and Jacques Rudolph wore black armbands when they resumed their innings.

AFP

Comments
  • ruben.maistry - 2011-11-19 14:28

    Farewell Dolly, you beat all the odds. Shame on you Braam, I think you do not know who Dolly was.

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-11-19 15:58

    Didn't he force the ban on cricket back in the '70s?

      Inky - 2011-11-19 17:39

      No ! Apartheid did !

  • Solly - 2011-11-20 00:17

    ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST CRICKETERS AND A TRUE GENTLEMAN. MY MENTOR AND RLOE MODEL. REST IN PEACE.

  • Vickers - 2011-11-20 10:24

    Back then South-Africans were denied the pleasure of Basil d'Oliveira playing for his land of birth. Now many talented young sportsmen have to move abroad to play for other countries because the colour of their skin is to pale. The more things change the more they stay the same. I am quite sure Basil did not approve.

  • Zion - 2011-11-21 14:27

    Oh, for the pettiness of some. Yes some mother grundy has deleted my take on Basil D'oleveira. The trouble is that Dolly did live in Walvis Bay during part of the 1960's and during that part when I was a teenager and in high school. Ok so this deletion is due primarily to utter ignorance. I was there and our deleter is unaware of what is happening in this world of ours. This delete r would probably prefer to remain anonymous but if he was not afraid to take me on personally then I can safely label his/her as a coward. I realise I am not much liked in these pages but am relatively sure I am a better person than anonymous deleters. Rest in peace Dolly.

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