Untold millions lost on Cricket SA’s long list of legal spats

In two weeks’ time, Mark Boucher, the Proteas’ coach, will don all the protective cladding he can muster as he defends himself against accusations of “gross misconduct” by his employers, Cricket South Africa (CSA).

The Boucher disciplinary hearing comes shortly after the arbitration hearing against Boucher’s former skipper, Graeme Smith, whose two-year stint as the CSA’s first director of cricket ended in March. 

According to the estimates of an insider, the two legal matters combined will set the CSA back a cool R10-million in legal fees. Covid-19 reeling the CSA can ill-afford this cost.

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