South African cricket team in Australia in 1971–72 (proposed)

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The South African national cricket team was meant to tour Australia over the 1971–72 Australian summer. However the tour was cancelled after protests from the anti-apartheid movement.

The Australian Cricket Board had been influenced by the protests that accompanied the 1971 South Africa rugby union tour of Australia.[1]

South Africa squad:[2]

Barlow subsequently withdrew for business reasons and was replaced by Arthur Short.

The tour was replaced by a tour from a Rest of the World XI. This team included the Pollock brothers and Ackerman.

South Africa did not tour Australia again until 1992.


  1. ^ Martin Williamson, "When People Power Sunk South Africa", Cricinfo 1 October 2005
  2. ^ "S. African cricket squad is named". The Canberra Times. 8 April 1971. p. 18. Retrieved 30 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia.