Boucher apologizes for past racist behavior

New Delhi, August 23 (IANS) South Africa’s head coach Mark Boucher has apologized for his racist behavior during his playing days.

Boucher submitted a statement to the hearings at the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN), in which he responded to allegations of racism leveled at him during his playing days.

Former South Africa spinner Paul Adams had revealed in hearings last month that he had been called a “brown s ***” by Boucher and his teammates at fines meetings during his career in the late 1990s.

To this Boucher stated, “I apologize unreservedly for any abusive behavior, real or perceived, that has been attributed to me. We, the team, the coaching staff, the voters and the CSA, during that period, should have been more sensitive and created an environment, where all members of the team could travel and talk about these issues without allowing them to party as they clearly have. ”

He accepted that “with the benefit of hindsight and maturity, I appreciate that as a young person I may have said or done things that offended some of my teammates. Therefore, I sincerely and unreservedly apologize. ”


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