CANBERRA, Reuter: An all-aboriginal Australian cricket team will begin a tour of England this week, the first indigenous side to do so in over a century.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Geery hand said on Monday night the team, accompanied by a traditional dance group, and would begin its seven-week tour on May 12.

Queen Elizabeth would give a reception at Buckingham Palace to the team, selected to recreate the first Australian cricket tour of England by a similar side in 1968,

‘The tour itinerary includes an opening match at the oval and a final game at Lords, a match at old Trafford and games against the Lord Taverners, a Clive Lloyd invitation XT and a sports aid celebrity XI match.

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Article extracted from this publication >> May 13, 1988