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Basil D'Oliveira's son dies

2014-06-29 17:17
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London - Damian D'Oliveira, the director of Warwickshire's academy and son of England great Basil D'Oliveira, has died at the age of 53, the county confirmed on Sunday.

He had been battling cancer for the last two-and-a-half years.

A statement on the county's official website read: "The players were informed of the news of his death shortly before the start of today's County Championship match with Glamorgan at New Road.

D'Oliveira played for Worcestershire between 1982 and 1995 and scored more than 9 000 first-class runs.

In his capacity as academy director he had overseen the introduction of a number of talented players into the first team at New Road, including his son Brett.

D'Oliveira's father, Basil, passed away at the age of 80 in November 2011 after a long battle against Parkinson's disease.

Basil was born in South Africa but moved to England as he was not eligible to play for South Africa under Apartheid regulations.

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