November 20, 2011 7:16 AM Subscribe
Cricketer Basil D'Oliveira Has Died.
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"In 1968 he was named in England's squad to tour South Africa which was then cancelled as the ruling National Party refused to accept his presence."
"The headlines made by D'Oliveira in 1968 marked the start of South Africa's sporting isolation.
After being added to the England squad as a replacement for the injured Tom Cartwright the South African government made it clear a 'Cape coloured' would not be welcome."
BBC Cricket correspondent Jonathan "Aggers" Agnew's Tribute.