14 May STATEMENT REGARDING MARK BOUCHER
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has noted the media interest and speculation regarding Mark Boucher’s position as the coach of the Proteas Men’s team. This follows CSA’s statement on 10 May 2022, in which it indicated that it had formally and unreservedly withdrawn all of the charges against Mr Boucher.
CSA wishes to confirm that:
- The charges against Mr Boucher were unreservedly withdrawn, the effect of which is that Mr Boucher has been cleared of the charges against him, including the charge of racism;
- CSA regrets that Mr Boucher had the cloud of the charges hanging over his head but is pleased that the matter is now resolved;
- Mr Boucher has the support of CSA and CSA is confident that the Proteas team will continue to make strides towards building a culture of mutual respect and inclusivity;
- Mr Boucher has confirmed to CSA that he intends to fulfil the remainder of his contract, which ends after the 2023 World Cup; and
- CSA looks forward to Mr Boucher guiding the Proteas team to their first World Test Championship Final, in June 2023.
Lawson Naidoo, the Chair of the CSA Board commented: “We look forward to continuing to work with Mark into the future and we hope all South Africans can come together as one to get behind our team, which we know has the ability to reach the very pinnacle of achievement across all formats.”
CSA has explained its position regarding Mr Boucher’s disciplinary processes in the lengthy statement issued on 10 May 2022. CSA considers the matter now closed and does not intend making further statements to the media in this regard.
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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