The transition from White to Black Sightscreens? Race, Pace and Redress in South African Cricket

At the end of Peter Oborne’s much awaited book on Basil D’Oliveira published around the time of the World Cup 2003, he writes: “Basil was invited to take part in the grand ceremony at Newlands that launched the World Cup on the eve of the opening game between the West Indies and South Africa…I was privileged to watch from the stands as D’Oliveira walked, with some difficulty, out on the ground where he had been barred from playing as a young man. Graeme Pollock, South Africa’s greatest ever Test batsman, walked with him. Pollock, a courteous man who has never turned his back on the new world of South African cricket, kept himself one pace behind D’Oliveira, a gesture that was warmly appreciated by the spectators.”

Date
: 17 August 2010
Author
: Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed
Publication
: Paper
Publication Page
: 44
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: Article
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