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Boucher farewell postponed
Mark Boucher (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa and Castle Lager’s farewell day for former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher scheduled to take place on day three of the Test match between the Proteas and New Zealand at Newlands has been postponed at the request of the former Proteas wicketkeeper.
It will now take place during the Test Series between the Proteas and Pakistan next month.
“Mark has made the request following the sudden death last night of former Western Province cricketer John Commins who is the father of his agent, Donne Commins,” commented CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul. “We are sorry to hear of this tragedy and extend condolences on behalf of the CSA family to the Commins family and friends.”
“Donne has been very close to me for most of my career and has been much more to me than a business partner,” commented Boucher. “She has been incredibly supportive over the past few months in particular during which time she has been a tremendous pillar of support.”
Commins was tragically murdered on Wednesday night.
The former leg-spinner, who was 71, played 10 matches for Western Province between 1961 and 1968.
He took 27 first-class wickets at an average of 27.77 with a best bowling performance of 5-32.
Commins was the youngest brother of former WP CEO Kevin Commins and uncle of John Commins who represented the Proteas and WP in the 1990s.