Ali Bacher, Cricket

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Despite playing just 12 times for his country, Ali Bacher is still considered one of the greatest cricketers in South African history.

The son of Lithuanian immigrants who came to South Africa in the 1930s, Bacher's greatest contribution to South African cricket was as administrator of the South African Cricket Board, a position he assumed in 1981.

His finest moment came in 2003, when he chaired the organizing committee of the Cricket World Cup, held in South Africa for the first time since the lifting of the international sanctions imposed to protest the country's policy of apartheid.

He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.



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