Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday released an official statement saying that there is “no basis to sustain” any of the disciplinary charges, including charges of racism, against men’s team head coach Mark Boucher. “The Board of CSA has therefore formally and unreservedly withdrawn all of the charges,” read the official communication from the board. The CSA board has now taken the decision to formally withdraw all of the disciplinary charges against Boucher.
“CSA concluded that there was no basis to sustain any of the charges against Boucher. CSA has therefore withdrawn the charges and will contribute towards his legal costs,” the stated further stated.
CSA and Boucher have discussed the way forward and committed themselves to an open dialogue and engagement in order to promote the best interests of South African cricket so as to achieve CSA’s strategic goals of access, inclusivity and excellence.
In December 2021, the CSA Board had received the report from the independent Social Justice & Nation-Building (SJN) Ombudsman, Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza SC.