Proteas Head Coach Mark Boucher has been charged with misconduct following racism allegations.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed Advocate Terry Motau as chairperson of the disciplinary hearing into allegations of misconduct against the former Proteas wicket keeper.
This follows the release of the Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) report, which made findings regarding allegations of discrimination and racism against various individuals, including Boucher.
During the SJN process, allegations of racism were levelled against Boucher by his former Proteas teammate, Paul Adams.
In the report, Ombudsman, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza indicated that he was not in a position to make “definite findings” and recommended that a further process be undertaken .
CSA said the upcoming inquiry will also consider concerns and allegations that arose following the resignation of former assistant coach, Enoch Nkwe.
“While Boucher is being charged with gross misconduct, which could lead to his dismissal, CSA emphasises it is important that the independent inquiry first needs to test all allegations before any question of sanction can arise.”
Board chair Lawson Naidoo said the board was obligated to institute further formal enquiries into CSA employees, suppliers or contractors who are implicated by the SJN report.
“The Board remains mindful of its duty to treat allegations of racism or discrimination with the utmost seriousness. It is now up to the inquiry to determine to which extent the allegations are true and justify the need for further disciplinary steps.”
CSA said further steps and action to transform cricket and act on recommendations in the SJN report, aligned to to it new strategic framework and pillars of access, inclusion and excellence, will be announced in due course.