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date: 30 May 2020

Bacher, Dr Aron, (Ali) free

Born 24 May 1942; s of Rose and Koppel Bacher; m 1965, Shira Ruth Teeger; one s two d

Chairman, Right to Care, since 2008


Yeoville Boys’ Primary Sch.; King Edward VII High Sch.; Witwatersrand Univ. (MB BCh)


Junior appts, Baragwanath and Natalspruit Hosps, 1968–69; private practice, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 1970–79. Man. Dir, Delta Distributors, 1979–81; Chief Executive Officer: Transvaal Cricket Council, 1981–86; South African Cricket Union, 1986–91; United Cricket Bd of S Africa, 1991–2000; Executive Director: 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2001–03; Wits Foundn, 2003–06. Chairman: Stella Vista, 2007–09; Seniors’ Finance, 2007–10. International Cricket Council: Mem. Exec. Bd, 1997–2000; Chm., Internat. Develt Cttee, 1996–2000. Cricket début for Transvaal, 1959–60; captained S Africa, 1970; played 12 Test matches, made 120 1st cl. appearances, 7,894 runs, 18 centuries, 110 catches, one stumping; retired, 1974; Transvaal and Nat. Selectors’ Panels, 1976–83; Dir, S African Cricket Develt Club, 1986. Chm., Alexander Forbes Community Trust, 2012–. Hon. Dr: Rhodes; Witwatersrand. Numerous awards include: Jack Cheetham Meml, 1990, for doing the most to normalise sport in S Africa; Laureate Award for Social Architecture, Da Vinci Inst., 2013; Presidential Sports Award, S Africa




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