Cricket 'racism': Former CSA president decries 'crusade' against Smith, Boucher, as governing body defends process

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South African coach Mark Boucher (Gallo Images)
South African coach Mark Boucher (Gallo Images)
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Vindication, but the damage has been done. 

On another dramatic day for the local game that saw Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday sensationally drop all disciplinary charges against Mark Boucher, the broader South African cricket community has been left with the distinct feeling that much was lost and little was gained in what some have labelled a failed witch-hunt.

For the beleaguered Proteas head coach - saddled with a charge sheet that included perpetuating racial discrimination against former national teammate Paul Adams during his playing days, allegedly handling the Black Lives Matter issue in a skewed manner and also allegedly treating his former assistant coach Enoch Nkwe unfairly - there was relief.

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