South Africa's new non-racial cricket

March 4, 1992

South Africa's new non-racial cricket administration, the United Cricket Board of South Africa, has agreed that the touring South African team is playing as "South Africa" not "Springboks", which has become a term associated with apartheid sport.

Neither will they compete under the old whites-only Republic of South Africa flag, or the Afrikaner anthem "Die Stem".

Should you hear or read media or press commentators refer to the South African team as the "Springboks", or see the national flag displayed, the media organisation responsible should be contacted immediately and a correction demanded. A complaint should also be registered with the Australian Cricket Board.

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