Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Thu 30 Nov 2023 Solely focused on my duties: Mark Boucher on disciplinary hearing over racism allegations South Africa’s coach Mark Boucher has asserted that he remains committed to his job even as it was confirmed on Thursday that he would be facing charges for gross misconduct with regards to racism allegations. Boucher was among a number of former Proteas cricketers against who racism allegations were levelled. Stats special: Fastest ODI fifty for each country On Sunday, Abdur Razzaq equalled the fastest ODI half-century by a Bangladesh batsman, reaching his 50 off 21 balls. He ended up unbeaten on 53 off 22 balls. However, the blistering knock wasn’t enough to stop Zimbabwe from rollickinghome to a six-wicket win. So many retirements this year Ricky Ponting’s decision to quit from the game after the Perth Test did not come as surprise to anybody, but it did add to the long list of veterans who bid good bye to the game this year. Mark Boucher Statement to all Cricket lovers The following is the statement released by Mark Boucher, the South African legendary Wicket Keeper, who retired from Cricket following an accident during a tour match of the Proteas in England. Boucher, who was as usual doing his wicket keeping duty got hit on his eye nastily when a bail flew off the stumps which were disturbed by Imran Tahir's googly. Mark Boucher was more than just a wicket-keeper batsman! What a sad end it was for Mark Verdon Boucher, being hit by a bail during a practice game and being ruled out of the England series he was so dearly looking forward to. Anyways, this was going to be his swansong in international cricket, but fate has something else in store for him. Mark Boucher ends International Career abruptly after a freak eye injury South Africa’s legendary Wicket Keeper Mark Boucher has decided to retire from International Cricket with immediate effect. Boucher was originally a part of the South African Squad on their current tour of England. Proteas’ squad for England on expected lines The South African selectors have named their squad for their much-anticipated Test series against England starting next month. There aren’t any surprises in the selection, with the same members who helped the side conquer the Test series against New Zealand retained. Mark Boucher’s presence will benefit Proteas in Australia If all goes according to plan, the Test series against England would be Mark Boucher’s goodbye to international cricket after a 15-year long successful career. In the meantime though, the veteran South African cricketer has also stated that he would be happy to carry on till the tour of Australia, which begins in November, if the South African team management requires his services.