official Test tour
Test-playing tour of Australia
by South Africa
(previous Test 1963-64)
All cancelled tours
The Chairman of the Australian Cricket Board, Mr Tim Caldwell,
announced in Sydney on 18 February 1975 that
the projected tour by South
Africa was cancelled. Government pressure
on the Board ensured there would be no invitation, at which there was some
relief in the wider cricket world. Otherwise, Pakistan,
India and West Indies
would have refused to play Australia.
The Australian Board then began negotiations with the West Indian Board to send a team in 1975-76.
In September 1975 the
Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.) and Cricket Council announced that England would not be sending a touring side to
South Africa in 1976-77
and the boycott of sporting links with South Africa became complete with
the Gleneagles Agreement of 1977.
South African tours
tour of Australia