Birthday Honours: Basil D'Oliveira is appointed a CBE

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Basil D'Oliveira, the "coloured" batsman dropped from the England cricket team for a tour of South Africa under pressure from the apartheid government, is appointed a CBE. The decision to leave him out of the side led to the cancellation of the tour and a wave of international revulsion towards South Africa.

Basil D'Oliveira, the "coloured" batsman dropped from the England cricket team for a tour of South Africa under pressure from the apartheid government, is appointed a CBE. The decision to leave him out of the side led to the cancellation of the tour and a wave of international revulsion towards South Africa.

The former England footballer Les Ferdinand, who earned 17 international caps and scored five goals for his country, is made an MBE, as is Pippa Funnell, the horsewoman who became the first rider to win the Blenheim International Horse Trials three times.

There is a knighthood for Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee. The wheelchair basketball star Ade Adepitan, seen by millions in a BBC1 trailer, is appointed MBE for services to disabled sport.

Albert Sewell, the legendary football statistician and longest-serving member of Match of the Day, is appointed MBE. He has retired after 37 years with the programme.

Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, who led Hampshire to the county championship of 1961, and is now president of Hampshire, is made OBE. The former Olympic coach Wilf Paish is made MBE.

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