Cricket South Africa should stay away from my funeral, says Clive Rice

Paceman Fanie de Villiers, who played for both the Springboks in the old era and the Proteas, said the CSA decision was not well-considered. Graeme Pollock described the CSA decision as ridiculous and heartbreaking.

updated: February 08, 2013 18:19 IST
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Johannesburg: Pained by CSA's refusal to honour two deceased players with a minute's silence, former players have launched a scathing attack on the national cricket board and Clive Rice even asked Cricket South Africa to stay away from his funeral in future.

CSA refused to observe a minute's silence in the memory of Peter van der Merwe and Neil Adcock, who passed away last month and were part of the segregated cricket structures in apartheid-era, before the game against Pakistan at the Wanderers here last weekend.

The claims that the players were refused honour since they played in apartheid-era caused a huge furore.

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