Passive-aggressive note about noise divides internet but some think it's polite Strictly's Rhys Stephenson's impassioned anti-racism plea after BLM protests Quinton de Kock and South Africa looking to find solution after refusing to take the knee 'Jim Davidson is still gaslighting Black people over how we feel about racism'
Former England player turned popular pundit David Lloyd announced that he would be leaving Sky Sports back in December after 22 years working for the broadcaster Former England cricketer and coach David Lloyd announced in December that he would be leaving his role as a commentator with Sky Sports. Lloyd had been a regular fixture on Sky's coverage of the sport for 22 years, having first joined the broadcaster after his stint as England head coach came to an end in 1999.
If you’ve got a picture of an animal being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr Colin Abernathy writes… The plot thickens. As we return to Washington, DC, Sir Dave demonstrates a very relaxed attitude towards Jhulan Goswami bowling characteristically beautifully in the Australia-India Women’s Test.
"I don't think many people read the game better than he did, and of course he had great character and a way of putting it across. All the intelligence you saw as a player came across in his commentary" - Michael Atherton on Shane Warne; Michael Holding: How Warne changed spin bowling
Former West Indies speedster Michael Holding came down heavily on the World Test Championship points system, terming it as ‘ridiculous’ and stating that it needs upgradation before it can be deemed to have full potential. A Cricket team can gain a maximum of 120 points from one Test match series, which means if it’s a 5 Test series then every win will give a team 24 points.
Michael Holding feels legalising ball tampering in the post COVID-19 world is a bit “self contradictory” while Proteas great Allan Donald is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum on a subject that has divided opinions. The International Cricket Council (ICC), during its recent CEC meeting, considered the use of artificial substances on the ball instead of saliva.
The great Michael Holding has picked South African Dale Steyn among his top-four fast bowlers across generations and his list includes fellow West Indians Malcolm Marshall and Andy Roberts besides Australian Denis Lillee. In a Sky Sports podcast, the 66-year-old said he would pay to watch Steyn, who retired from Tests last year.
India U19 fast bowler Rajvardhan Hangargekar reckoned that he has a bowling technique similar to that of the legendary Michael Holding. The 19-year-old pacer is currently plying his trade in the U19 World Cup in the West Indies where the Boys in Blue have already qualified for the Super League quarterfinals after winning all three of their games in Group B.
Placed at No.4 in Wisden’s Test innings of the year is Rohit Sharma’s 127 at The Oval which helped India turn around a 99-run first innings deficit and lead to a famous 157-run win. Rohit Sharma 127 (256) England v India The Oval, England
Azeem Rafiq has said he hopes David 'Bumble' Lloyd 's recent departure from his role as a cricket commentator with Sky Sports "had nothing to do with me". The 74-year-old recently announced that he would be leaving the broadcaster after 22 years, stating that "the time is now right to pass on the microphone".
Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding send a strong, hard-hitting message on Black Lives Matter during the Sky Sports broadcast before the first Test between England and West Indies at Ageas Bowl. In the video, Holding and former English women’s cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent reflected on the racism in the society.
David Lloyd, the former England batter and coach, has announced his retirement from Sky Sports after 22 years working as a commentator.Lloyd, 74, said that “the commentary box feels a little emptier” following the departure of three long-term colleagues in David Gower, Ian Botham and Michael Holding, and the passing of the late Bob Willis.
The iconic cricket commentator talked viewers through various historic moments such as Stuart Broad’s 8-15 in 2015 and Carlos Brathwaite’s four sixes in a row off Ben Stokes in 2016 David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd has announced his retirement from the Sky Sports' cricket commentary team after 22 years with the company.
David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, 74, retires from Sky Sports after legendary 22-year career following pals Botham, Gower & Holding
RETIRING David Lloyd has called 'over' on his time as a Sky Sports cricket pundit after 22 years. 'Bumble' follows the likes of pals Ian Botham, David Gower and Michael Holding by hanging up the microphone. The Lancashire legend, 74, said: "After 22 wonderful years with Sky Cricket, I've decided the time is now right to pass on the microphone.
New Zealand's men will tour Pakistan twice in 2022-23 after the Black Caps pulled out of a tour earlier this year. England's men and women also pulled out of Pakistan tours three days later. New Zealand will now play two Tests and three one-day internationals in December and January before returning for more white-ball matches in April.
And they're off! From Frankie Dettori's rollicking racing memoir to Michael Holding's raw revelations, ROGER ALTON selects this year's winners, on and off the pitch
Roger Alton has rounded up a selection of this year's best books for sports fans Frankie Dettori shares his passion the animals he rides in Leap Of Faith Michael Holding speaks of iconic sport stars in Why We Kneel, How We Rise GREAT SPORTING LIVES LEAP OF FAITH by Frankie Dettori (HarperCollins £20, 320 pp)