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DEEP DIVE | Cricket SA's 'historic opportunity' to finally blend racial harmony and performance excellence

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Paul Adams (centre). (Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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Despite the circumspection surrounding whether the Social Justice and Nation Building project will lead to real change and cultural acceptance across the board, Professor Andre Odendaal says Cricket South Africa has a "historic opportunity" to at last blend racial harmony with the pursuit of high-performance excellence. 

Cricket's ongoing transformation hearings have been a racquetball of accusatory statements and a cesspit of racism allegations that have so far done the opposite of what they were designed for: split the country in two.

Former players who experienced the worst of it have been allowed to tell their truth to power in the safe yet public confides of the Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) hearings.

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