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CSA racial discrimination: Graeme Smith & Mark Boucher to face formal inquiry

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Last week, the Social Justice and Nation-building report revealed that the likes of Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher were involved in the racial discrimination against Paul Adams. The report mentioned the racial song included words “brown s***” that the spinner had to bear during his time with the South African team. The ombudsman Adv. Dumisa Ntsebeza in reference to Adam Boucher said that the wicket-keeper batsman was “apathetic towards diversity and transformation”.

For Graeme Smith, it was alleged that he hesitated to work under black official, Thabang Moroe, in the South African cricket administration. The SJN report concluded that Smith “evinces his racial bias against black leadership at CSA.” Graeme Smith refuted the allegations through his lawyer and responded that the former South-African captain is working under Pholetsi Moseki, the black CEO of Cricket South Africa.

Cricket South Africa took the decision over the weekend’s meeting and will appoint an independent agency to start formal inquiries into the matter. The findings of the report are likely to come within the year. Both Smith and Boucher will continue to work in their respective positions with Cricket South Africa.

The SJN report has rocked South Africa at a time when the country is preparing for the lucrative India series. Graeme Smith is currently working as the director of Cricket South Africa and Mark Boucher is the head coach of the men’s cricket team. The India series is about to start on 26th of December for three tests and three ODIs. The T20s will be conducted later.

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