Mark Boucher has been accused of singing racist songs during his playing days.© Twitter
Current South African coach Mark Boucher has apologized for singing offensive songs and using nicknames for colored teammates during his playing days. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Boucher has filed a 14-page affidavit with Cricket South Africa’s Social Justice and Nation-Building Committee (SJN). He has also said that he is available for one-on-one conversations with former teammates he has insulted. In the affidavit, Boucher said he “deeply regrets and apologizes for the role I played by singing offensive songs or using offensive nicknames with my teammates.”
Former Boucher teammates, including Paul Adams, have accused Boucher of racism. During his testimony for SJN, Adams had said that Boucher made racist comments about him during a song.
However, Boucher was quick to say he didn’t give Adams any nicknames, but admitted he should have been more sensitive along with his teammates.
Boucher, the current coach of Proteas men’s side, has played 147 Tests and 295 ODIs, and is regarded as one of the best ever wicket keepers.
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