Cricket South Africa has confirmed that Proteas coach Mark Boucher will fulfil the remainder of his contract, which ends after the 2023 World Cup.
In a statement on Saturday night, CSA said it had noted the media interest and speculation regarding Boucher’s position as Proteas coach.
It confirmed that:
- The charges against Boucher were unreservedly withdrawn, the effect of which is that Boucher has been cleared of the charges against him, including the charge of racism
- CSA regrets that Boucher had the cloud of the charges hanging over his head but is pleased that the matter is now resolved
- Boucher has the support of CSA and CSA is confident that the Proteas team will continue to make strides towards building a culture of mutual respect and inclusivity.
- Boucher has confirmed to CSA that he intends to fulfil the remainder of his contract, which ends after the 2023 World Cup
- CSA looks forward to Boucher guiding the Proteas team to their first World Test Championship final, in June 2023.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Mark into the future and we hope all South Africans can come together as one to get behind our team, which we know has the ability to reach the very pinnacle of achievement across all formats,” said CSA chairman Lawson Naidoo.
CSA now considers the matter closed and does not intend to make further statements in this regard.