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Jan 03, 2013 at 03:32pm IST

SA to pay tribute to Boucher at Newlands

Cape Town: Cricket South Africa will recognize the career of Mark Boucher with a tribute to the former Proteas wicketkeeper on Day 3 of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands on Friday.

CSA says the day will serve "to honor Mark Boucher and thank him for his enormous contribution to South African cricket."

Boucher was forced to retire from international cricket last year after sustaining a serious eye injury in a warmup match against Somerset at the start of South Africa's Test tour of England.

SA to pay tribute to Boucher at Newlands

Boucher was forced to retire from international cricket last year after sustaining a serious eye injury.

He finished with 999 dismissals in all internationals, including a record 555 in his 147 Tests — over 100 more than his nearest rival, Adam Gilchrist of Australia.

Boucher also averaged more than 30 runs as a Test batsman with five centuries and 35 half-centuries.

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