Proteas coach Mark Boucher has suffered an early setback in the disciplinary case in which Cricket South Africa will argue for his dismissal.
According to Rapport newspaper, a request from Boucher’s legal team to obtain certain key documents regarding the resignation of his former assistant coach, Enoch Nkwe, was rejected in a preliminary hearing on 11 April.
CSA claims that Nkwe’s resignation interview was not recorded on tape.
CSA chairman Lawson Naidoo had previously told Rapport that “Enoch’s interview when he was on his way to vacate his post was not recorded, in order to ensure that confidentiality is maintained”.
Boucher’s legal team also failed to gain access to Nkwe’s resignation letter.
Nkwe’s resignation will be addressed during Boucher’s disciplinary hearing. The former assistant coach claimed he had been “undermined” and reduced to being a “cones boy” in a “toxic working environment”.
Rapport also confirmed that current Proteas players will not be forced to testify at the disciplinary hearing, but can volunteer to do so.
The hearing will take place from 16 to 20 May.