ICC Chief Executive David Richardson to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture at Lord's on 6 August
Former South African international Richardson, who has been the Chief Executive of the ICC since 2012, will become the second former Proteas player to give the lecture, after Barry Richards imparted the address in 2002.
Cricket Apartheid is one of the dark chapters in the history of South Africa and its cricket. But the beautiful rainbow nation that came after the apartheid was a different South Africa with players from all backgrounds
Cricket South Africa defined the policy as one where national teams should include on average and across all formats, six players of colour, of which two must be black African.
England vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada's rise has lessened pain of Dale Steyn's absence, says Barry Richards
Barry Richards said that much would depend on South Africa's star No 3 batsman Hashim Amla.
De Villiers, who has been troubled by elbow problems in recent times, added his "main dream" was to a win the World Cup, something South Africa have yet to achieve.
Richards fears for the 'future of modern-day cricket' with an 'unfair domination of bat over ball'.
The batting great also said that if there are players to replace out-of-form Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey, then the batsmen should go.