Mark Boucher’s racism case hearing postponed until May;

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Mark Boucher's racism case hearing postponed until May;
Mark Boucher's racism case hearing postponed until May;

Mark Boucher racism case hearing postponed until May;

Chairperson of the disciplinary hearing into allegations of misconduct against Proteas men’s coach, Mark Boucher has postponed the hearing until the week of May 16-20, 2022.

“Senior Counsel Advocate Terry Motau (SC), has in a ruling, postponed the matter for the hearing to be held in the week commencing 16 to 20 May 2022,” stated an official Cricket South Africa (CSA) release.

Given that some of the charges occurred some time ago, CSA urged for timeliness and a quick start and conclusion to the procedures during the hearing.

“On behalf of Boucher, it indicated that he wants to call some players on his behalf. And these players will be part of the Tour of New Zealand and Bangladesh Tour of South Africa. That having a hearing in between these two tours would be disruptive,” read the ruling of Motau.

Last month, CSA had appointed Senior Counsel Advocate Terry Motau. As chairperson of the disciplinary hearing into allegations of misconduct against Proteas men’s coach, Mark Boucher.

This followed December’s Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) report. That made tentative findings regarding allegations of discrimination and racism against various persons, including Boucher. Specifically, during the SJN process, allegations of racism levelled against Boucher. By his former Proteas teammate, Paul Adams.