The allegations stem from findings made last month by the Social Justice and Nation Building Ombudsman, which in the past has been investigating alleged discrimination in the sport’s national governing body.
“While Mr Boucher is being accused of serious misconduct that could lead to his dismissal, the CSA is critical that all allegations need to be investigated before an independent inquiry can be called into question,” the CSA said in a statement.
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Former spinner Paul Adams said he was called a “brown shit” during his time on the South African team, extending the nine-year period from 1995 to 2004, including former wicketkeeper Boucher who has apologized.
“I look forward to dealing with and defending the allegations that have been made and will do so at the appropriate time,” Boucher said in a statement.
“For now, I’m just focusing on my duties as head coach of the Proteas.”
The Lokpal report also criticized the current CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith And a former captain of the national team Abby de Villiers.
The report states that selection decisions made during his time as team captain were biased against black players.
Smith and de Villiers have denied the allegations.
Boucher is in charge of the South African One-Day International team which is one of three matches in the home series against India.
South Africa are scheduled to travel to New Zealand for two Test matches, the first of which will start on February 17.