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Bruised Boucher backed to see out his Proteas tenure: 'He's still the ultimate team man'

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Mark Boucher and Temba Bavuma (Gallo Images)
Mark Boucher and Temba Bavuma (Gallo Images)
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Buried between all the quotes expressing anguish, relief, reiteration of apologies and vindication, a very important line from Mark Boucher - an hour or so after Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed they were dropping all disciplinary charges against him - went by unnoticed.

"I look forward to continuing to focus on my job and to taking the Proteas men's team to even greater heights."

For a man contracted until the end of 2023's World Cup - which is still 18 months away - it's a substantial period to still be in the employ of an organisation that actively sought to dismiss him.

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