West Indies legend Sir Clive Lloyd receives knighthood – •

A report by Jonathan Ramnanansingh for Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday.

WEST INDIES legend Sir Clive Lloyd obtained his knighthood from Duke of Cambridge Prince William at Windsor Fortress in the UK on Wednesday.

The previous captain, some of the profitable within the recreation’s historical past, obtained the honour for his companies to the sport of cricket.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt congratulated the veteran batsman on his prolific accomplishment.

“I wish to supply heartiest congratulations to Sir Clive on this great honour. Sir Clive holds a particular place in cricket historical past, as the primary man to elevate the Cricket World Cup, which introduced great pleasure and pleasure to West Indians all around the world.

“That victory at Lords was a massively important second in West Indies cricket once we demonstrated we had been the perfect group on the earth, with the unifying fashion of Sir Clive’s management standing out.

“Sir Clive has made an enormous contribution to the expansion of the sport within the West Indies and globally, and cricket followers in every single place ought to welcome this most becoming accolade,” stated Skerritt in a CWI assertion on Wednesday.

Guyanese born, West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd, left, along with his associate Bertha Joseph, pose for a photograph along with his award after he obtained a Knighthood in an investiture ceremony at Windsor Fortress, in Windsor, England, on Wednesday.  

Lloyd led the maroon to victory over Australia at Lords within the ultimate of the inaugural Cricket World Cup match in 1975.

4 years later he once more led West Indies to the world title once they beat England once more on the historic venue.

He performed in 110 Assessments and 87 One-Day Internationals and is among the most profitable captains of all time.

Throughout his captaincy, the group was essentially the most profitable on the earth and had a run of 27 Check matches with out defeat – which included 11 wins in a row.

He was additionally a former West Indies group supervisor and selector, and ICC Match Referee. In 2009 he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Corridor of Fame.

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