Cricket South Africa has confirmed in a statement it is in possession of a fraudulent document suggesting that Proteas head coach Mark Boucher is a shareholder of 3TC Cricket.
Last week the governing body announced 3TC Cricket as a new associated sponsor of CSA with their immediate involvement the hosting of the now-postponed Solidarity Cup, due to take place this Saturday in Centurion.
An internal CSA investigation will now assess the merit of this document, with criminal charges also to be laid against its origin – pointing out that Boucher is not part of the 3TC Cricket company in any capacity.
CSA’s full statement:
‘Cricket South Africa (CSA) has established the existence of and is in the possession of a fraudulent document claiming that Mark Boucher is a shareholder of 3TC Cricket. This information is incorrect, and it is emphatically pointed out that Mark Boucher is not a director of this company. This document was maliciously sent to journalists to discredit Cricket South Africa (CSA), its employees, and, in particular, Mark Boucher. We will launch an internal investigation into the origin of this false and fraudulent document and will also lay criminal charges.
‘It is very important that the person/s who act with the intent of harming cricket are exposed and rooted out of the game. We will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the malicious perpetrators face the full might of the law.
‘Francois Pienaar, CEO of 3TC Cricket, has confirmed that Mark is not a director and that no other CSA employee is in any way associated with 3TC. Pienaar welcomes any forensic investigation into this initiative, should there be a need for anyone to look into and test this.
‘Pienaar concluded that all profits raised for the once-off event will be donated to the hardship fund helping cricket people who have been affected by the pandemic.’