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Former South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan has revealed that, during his playing days, there was initially some resistance among the players to the transformation process that sought to integrate black and coloured cricketers into the national team. Custom Orlando Magic Jerseys . Speaking on the eighth episode of ESPNcricinfo Talking Cricket, to be aired on Friday on Sony ESPN, Cullinan said that there was mutual distrust between the players and the administrators at the time, with each party having a different agenda.We didnt see the picture that we know today, that there is a much bigger picture to sport and transformation, Cullinan said. The importance of it, the understanding of it, I dont think we grasped. So, there was resistance.Slowly, we started to appreciate and understand where everybody is coming from. I wish that had happened more often and quicker because suddenly two worlds have come together and weve been very suspicious of each other - both sides had hidden agendas.According to Cullinan, the team did not resent the selection of players on quota, but occasionally there was a clash of interests.I dont think anybody had an issue with who was selected, but it did come to head where it got to stage where if a guy was…I remember Lance Klusener was one, he was being left out of the team and we said, No hang on, we want to be compensated for that.Recalling the mixed reactions to the inclusion of Makhaya Ntini, Cullinan said his achievements over the years remained under-appreciated.He is a story on its own, he is worth a movie being made, he said. I dont think his life, where he came from and what he achieved has been truly appreciated. But there was potential and the system was also starting to get a little hungry; politically they wanted a black cricketer, wanted to see transformation being recognised and they wanted to see kids watching TV. But, Makhaya was brilliant, Makhaya made it [on] his own and thats why I say he is a remarkable, remarkable human being.Cullinan rued that football was a far more popular choice among black youth than cricket. Soccer has been the most popular sport amongst our black youth, he said. If you take model-C schools, which I understand and know as government schools, they have three times more soccer fields than cricket fields because theres a demand for it.He said there were practical difficulties that needed to be addressed to get more black youngsters into cricket. Now theres [the problem of] logistics. When you have got a public transport system which is not efficient, its problematic getting from certain areas. So, a young kid [has] got to travel an hour and a half both ways to come to a cricket academy. A round trip is going to cost you 40 Rand. His mom is a single mom, domestic worker, thats a quarter of a monthly salary, and he is on an taxi and you dont know how safe its going to be.Ntini is one [in] a what, hundred thousand, a million, you know what Im trying to say. Its quite remarkable that we still see kids coming through but if youre going to now develop black cricketers, you need to get those numbers, and the third thing is club cricket in the townships. My thought is youve got to build that and, with the legacy of apartheid, it is a huge challenge.Watch ESPNcricinfo Talking Cricket at 10pm IST this Friday, and the repeat at 12pm on Sunday, on SONY ESPN Terrence Ross Jersey . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. 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BCs Travis Lulay is just one year removed from winning the award while Ricky Ray is coming off an outstanding first season with the Argonauts in Toronto, one that culminated in a Grey Cup victory. Henry Burris proved he still has a lot left in the tank in Hamilton and perhaps Alouettes great Anthony Calvillo, in what could be his final season, is saving his best for last. And if he can stay healthy for a full 18 games, Calgarys Drew Tate could certainly have his hat thrown in the riing for MOP consideration. Jason Williams Jersey. But more than ever these days, the CFL is built on playmakers, so the MOP award returning to a quarterback this season isnt necessarily a lock. The list of skilled position playmakers is of course topped by Owens, the Argonauts game-changing receiver and return man. Owens has a good chance to make it two MOPs in a row, especially with his main rival for highlights Chris Williams looking like hell sit out the entire season with a contract dispute. 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