(Photo) Graeme Smith cleared of racism allegations by independent panel

CSA

Aryan Surana

Former South Africa director of cricket Graeme Smith has been given a clean chit in the matter of racism allegations by two independent arbitrators, the country's cricket board (CSA) said on Sunday. The panel adjudged that there was no evidence that Smith, also an ex-skipper of the national side, racially discriminated against former player Thami Tsolekile between 2012 and 2014, or that he was biased against Black leadership at CSA.

It added that there was no merit in the allegation that Smith gave Boucher the precedence over Nkwe during the selection process for head coach in 2019.