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Monday, 05 March 2012 - 12:10
Boucher to retire after 15 years as SA wicket-keeper
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Mark Boucher is likely to announce his retirement after South Africa's tour of England in July this year.

Although South Africa has not picked their squad to England yet, Boucher was hopeful of being included, depending on his performances in New Zealand.

He has been on three tours to England, and said his experience could merit a fourth visit.

Boucher has been South Africa's premier wicketkeeper for 15 years and has only missed three Tests since making his debut in 1997.

If selected, Boucher will have to play the dual role of keeper and mentor, as Cricket South Africa - which, for the first time since it introduced contracts in 1998, signed a second wicketkeeper for the 2012-13 season - prepares for life without him.

Thami Tsolekile, who took over from Boucher in 2004, has been earmarked as his successor once again.

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