Proteas coach Mark Boucher faces disciplinary hearing

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South Africa national cricket team coach Mark Boucher faces a disciplinary hearing into allegations of gross misconduct, which could lead to his dismissal.

Cricket South Africa has appointed Senior Counsel Advocate Terry Motau to chair the hearing. This follows December’s Social Justice and Nation-Building report.

The report made tentative findings regarding allegations of discrimination and racism against various persons, including Boucher.

CSA has confirmed that a charge sheet, containing both the disciplinary charges against Boucher, as well as his rights, was provided to him on 17 January. Specifically, allegations of racism were levelled against Boucher by his former Proteas teammate, Paul Adams.

The upcoming inquiry will also consider concerns and allegations that arose following the resignation of former assistant coach, Enoch Nkwe.

CSA has emphasised that it is important that the independent inquiry first needs to test all allegations before any question of sanction can arise.

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