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'The worst England tour ever'

Apr 29, 2016: Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean

Colin Benjamin

How West Indies began their journey to world domination

Apr 20, 2016: Forty years ago Clive Lloyd and Co arrived in England ready to forge reputations. They left having established legends

Interviews by Crispin Andrews

West Indies news

West Indies Legends call for dissolution of 'obsolete' WICB

Apr 19, 2016: A host of West Indies legends including Garry Sobers, Vivian Richards, Wes Hall and Andy Roberts have called upon the WICB to dissolve the board, in line with the CARICOM cricket review panel's recommendation

Nagraj Gollapudi

PSL 2016

Viv Richards and the tale of the Quetta 'family'

Feb 22, 2016: Viv Richards has shown a different side of himself in the Quetta Gladiators dugout. He says unlike all the other T20 leagues where he has played similar roles, for the first time he felt he was part of a closely-knit family

Nagraj Gollapudi in Dubai

Pakistan Super League

King Richards holds court on cricket

Feb 2, 2016: Sixty-three-year-old Viv Richards may never have played T20 cricket, but the Quetta Gladiators mentor managed to grab the attention of every single youngster around him with his baritone voice and big-hearted laughter

Nagraj Gollapudi

When the four-man apocalypse hit Australia

Dec 8, 2015: Looking back at West Indies' first series win down under

Colin Benjamin

West Indies news

Richards backs Holder as Test captain

Sep 20, 2015: Viv Richards has supported Jason Holder's promotion to the West Indies Test captaincy, saying the allrounder had the ability and was not too young for the job

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 3rd day

Blackwood recalls Caribbean style of old

Apr 15, 2015: Identified as a natural talent by Viv Richards, Jermaine Blackwood showed his attacking instincts during a fighting, maiden Test hundred

George Dobell at North Sound

Elegy for runlessness

Mar 18, 2015: Chatara to Dhawan: six balls, no runs, six paragraphs. There's a certain poetry about the maiden over

Christian Ryan

The Cricket Monthly

Who is the greatest ever ODI cricketer?

Mar 6, 2015: Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist, Viv Richards, and MS Dhoni are the leading contenders for the crown of the greatest one­-day cricketer of all time, in a poll conducted by the Cricket Monthly

Men of the Finals

Viv delivers the goods

Nov 17, 2014: Richards played second fiddle to Collis King for a while during the 1979 final, but his was the pivotal contribution

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The deadly arm of Viv Richards

Oct 30, 2014: Ian Chappell and two of his team-mates took on Viv Richards the fielder in the 1975 World Cup final, and lost

Martin Williamson

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King Viv flays the Lankans

Oct 30, 2014: It was just Sri Lanka's bad luck in 1987 that they ran into a West Indies side smarting from a loss to England, and Viv Richards at his vintage best

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King leaves Richards in the shade

Oct 30, 2014: West Indies were struggling at 99 for 4 in the 1979 final when their last front-line batsman came in and set the roof on fire

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'That shot is my invention'

Oct 30, 2014: Richards' manufactured flick for six off Hendrick's final delivery in 1979 was the perfect finishing touch for West Indies

West Indies in India 2014-15

Richards lauds 'perfect reply' from West Indies

Oct 10, 2014: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards is relieved that the threat of a players strike ahead of the first ODI against India did not materialise, and said the highlight of the entire situation for him was that in the end, "good sense did prevail."

Gaurav Kalra

West Indies A in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Wrong time to ban bowlers with suspect actions - Richards

Oct 8, 2014: Former West Indies captain Viv Richards has said the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with suspect actions has not come at the correct time

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

1990

'Write anything bad and I'll whack you'

Mar 15, 2014: When Viv Richards took exception to a front-page report and marched up to the press box to have words with the journalist

Martin Williamson

1990

Demented and orgasmic gesticulations

Mar 1, 2014: Viv Richards' over-the-top celebrations and a commentary row blighted the fourth Test of 1990 in Bridgetown

Martin Williamson

A touch of genius

Nov 19, 2013: As Kevin Pietersen prepares for his 100th Test, he is close to being regarded as a truly great cricketer, England's first since Ian Botham

Mark Nicholas
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