To illustrate how this issue has been a consistent talking point, Boucher has been trending on social media in SA for the past few days as people vigorously discussed whether he should be sacked or allowed to continue in the job.
Unfortunately there has been lack of leadership from the board and Smith, and captain Temba Bavuma will be under tremendous pressure as he is going to be continuously asked about this matter during the tour.
This week Bavuma appeared to back Boucher, but the camp may be a ticking time bomb if there are players who have lost respect for the coach and do not want to work with him.
The Sri Lankan media are going to be interested in this story and there is serious danger that issues around Boucher may overshadow what the team is hoping to achieve in the subcontinent.
CSA, the board and Smith failed spectacularly to effectively deal with this issue. They should have asked Boucher to step aside and focus on clearing his name, rather than being part of the team while a dark cloud hangs over his head.
The accusations made by Adams are serious and CSA missed an opportunity to send a strong message that it is serious about dealing with difficult issues that affect the team.
I am not privy to machinations behind the scenes, but judging the camp at face value and on everything else that has transpired in the past few weeks, we should prepare for the worst when this team plays in Sri Lanka, never mind in the World Cup later this year.