Basil D’Oliveira: Plans for bronze statue revealed

Plans to erect a statue of cricket legend Basil D’Oliveira at Worcestershire County Cricket Club’s New Road ground have been revealed.

The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation has been launched with the aim of raising £100,000 for the bronze statue.

It is also promoting an exchange scheme for cricketers in England and South Africa, where D’Oliveira was born.

He played county cricket for Worcestershire between 1964-80 and represented England in 44 Tests.

D’Oliveira died at the age of 83 in November.Read more
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