Test legend Dolly dies.
THE cricket world was in mourning yesterday after the death of England legend Basil D'Oliviera.
Test star "Dolly", 80, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
Born in Cape Town, he moved to England in 1960 and played as an all-rounder for Worcestershire.
He became a symbol of the fight against apartheid when South Africa banned him from playing for the MCC squad in a 1968 tour because of his mixed race.
Worldwide protests led to a boycott of South African sport until the 1990s. D'Oliveira was awarded the CBE in 2005.
Son Damian, 50, also a former Worcestershire star, said yesterday: "It is a sad time for us as a family.
"Although it is difficult, we will celebrate a great life rather than mourn a death."
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