The SA Cricket team is re-admitted to international cricket

Sunday, 10 November 1991

On 10 November 1991, the South African cricket team, now better known as the Proteas, played their debut on their return to international cricket against India at Calcutta, India.

South Africa was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1970 following a resolution taken against the South African government's apartheid policy. This led to South Africa playing only against rebel teams from England, Australia and New Zealand, and could field only White players.Players such as Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards and Mike Procter were not part of that decision.

Following the re-admittance by the ICC, the Proteas have gone on to establish themselves as one of the best teams in the world.


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• (2011). ‘Forward into a more positive world’from D’Oliveria [online]. Available at [Accessed 17 October 2011]

Last updated : 14-Nov-2013

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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