Cricket is one of the largest sports in the world after soccer and rugby this is because of the significant actions being rendered out by the best cricketers. Some of the players had to bend some of the rules imposed on them by the Cricket management bodies. This took place during the 21 years South African ban on international cricket which was sparked by the Apartheid laws in South Africa. The players who participated in the South Africa Rebel tour were being paid. Most of the players who took part in this tour were being banned in involved in the Cricket related activities. Here are the top best players in the history of cricket that took part in the South Africa Rebel tour.
• Colin Croft.
This was a right arm West Indian cricketer who recorded an incredible performance for the West Indies team in the 1970s and 1980s West Indies regime in the cricket sport. He is one of the honoured cricket personality that accepted a place in the South Africa rebel tour. He was later banned from taking part in cricket due to his action in participating in the Rebel tour which ended in his career. After the taking part in the rebel tour, Colin was awarded the “honorary white status” by the South African government.
• Franklyn Stephenson.
This was one of the best players in the South Africa rebel squad from the West Indies team who never took played for his side. During his cricket career in South Africa, he managed to play for the first-class cricket where he was so versatile during the matches. His sensational performances in the junior squad of the West Indies left him no choice in joining the South Africa rebel squad.
• David Murray.
This was one of the sensational cricketers who hailed from West Indies and took part in the South Africa rebel tour. He is well known for depending on Marijuana and at times it almost made him be kicked out of the squad. Due to lack of opportunity in the national team he resorted to joining the South Africa rebel tour. This has always had a negative impact on his life since he was banned from taking part in the cricket spot.
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• Graham Grooch.
This was one of the most successful cricket players from England, who was later banned from taking part in the cricket activities after getting involved with the South Africa rebel tour. Currently, he is holding a recorded of the cricketer with the number of runs, and he is the second best run scorer in England.The ban was after all lifted, and the South Africa team reinstated back into the squad. Most of the players who were part of the rebel team came from West Indies since over 20 players took part in the rebel. The players who took part in the rebel were given a ban which after some time it was lifted. This is one of the memorable events in the history of cricket.