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Proteas coach Boucher charged with gross misconduct

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Proteas coach Boucher charged with gross misconduct

Ombudsman’s report on discrimination in SA cricket also points a finger at Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers

NICK SAID

Cricket SA (CSA) has charged senior men’s national team coach Mark Boucher with gross misconduct after he was accused of racism by former teammate Paul Adams, the organisation confirmed on Thursday.

The charges stem from the “tentative findings” made last month by the social justice and nation building ombudsman, who is looking into alleged discrimination within the sport’s national governing organisation in the past.

“While Mr Boucher is being charged with gross misconduct, which could lead to his dismissal, CSA emphasises it is important that the independent inquiry first tests all allegations before any question of sanction can arise,” CSA said in a statement...

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