Worcestershire plan statue for D’Oliveira
Fund-raising is underway for a commemorative statue of Basil D’Oliveira, the cricketer who became the focal point of anti-apartheid protests, at the entrance to Worcestershire’s redeveloped New Road ground.
The Basil D’Oliveira Foundation is seeking £70,000 to commission a bronze sculpture of D’Oliveira, who was one of Worcestershire’s most iconic cricketers and who died last November aged 83.
Damian, son of Basil and the academy director at New Road, said: “Our family has been a part of Worcestershire for nearly 50 years now. I come in every day and see my father’s name on the stand and…
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