Mandy Wiener | It's just not cricket - but it's also not just cricket

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Roger Telemachus has testified at the hearings looking into racism in cricket. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Roger Telemachus has testified at the hearings looking into racism in cricket. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Cricket's racism hearings should be a catalyst for true culture transformation, replicated across society, writes Mandy Wiener.

As a sports fanatic, I've always held the view that the reason we love sport so much is that it is emotion amplified. It makes us feel more than we normally do – more joy, more anger, more hope, more disappointment.

Sport has also always been a vehicle for transcending race, culture and background in South Africa, an avenue for nation-building and unity. At least in theory. 

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