Proteas Coach Mark Boucher Seemingly Safe Despite Ominous Racism Charges Hanging Over His Head

Proteas Coach Mark Boucher Seemingly Safe Despite Ominous Racism Charges Hanging Over His Head

  • Proteas coach Mark Boucher will lead the Proteas on next month's tour of New Zealand despite the cloud that hangs over him
  • Boucher was charged by Cricket South Africa with gross misconduct in connection with alleged racist behaviour in the past
  • However, it appears that the matter will be kept on ice until further notice, with Proteas looking to build on a successful summer

Mark Boucher will be at the helm of the Proteas until further notice, starting with next month's tour of New Zealand.

Cricket South Africa last week levelled charges of gross misconduct last week against Boucher in connection with alleged racist behaviour that rocked South African cricket.

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Proteas head coach Mark Boucher. Image source: Ashley Vlotman/Getty Images
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However, TimesLIVE reported that it was business as usual as CSA announced a 17-man squad that will head to Australasia to do battle against the Black Caps. CSA convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang made the announcement via a media statement, which telling mentioned Boucher without any hint of trouble.

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The statement, published on the governing body's website, read:

“The National Selection Panel and I are pleased to see the Test team playing more cricket and we are looking forward to watching them perform in what we hope will be another scintillating series, this time, against the ICC World Test Champions, the Blackcaps.
“Our Test team has been successful under the strong leadership of Dean Elgar and his deputy, Temba Bavuma, and have returned good results in recent times. We wish Dean, coach Mark Boucher and the team all the best for the series and safe travels.”

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By the time you read this, South Africa will either have pulled off a monumental Test and One Day International series double win over India, or lost to the visitors.

Amid this excitement, Mark Boucher was shifting in his chair uncomfortably at Boland Park in Paarl.

As reported on Sports Brief, the Proteas head coach was charged by Cricket South Africa for gross misconduct amid startling revelations and allegations made at the Social Justice Network hearings.

Source: Sports Brief News