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Brian Close takes evasive action against a Michael Holding bouncer

Brian Close 1931-2015

Close's toughness 'legendary' - Holding

Michael Holding has described Brian Close, who died on Sunday, as one of the "toughest people in the game"

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Chris Gayle gives it his all while playing a pull shot

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Holding slams 'irresponsible' WI batting

Former fast bowler Michael Holding was scathing in his criticism of West Indies, calling the team's batting against India "reckless and irresponsible"

Robin Peterson ducks a short ball by Mitchell Johnson

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Johnson the avenging angel

Michael Holding believes Mitchell Johnson's reign of pace bowling terror is providing an overdue reckoning for batsmen grown impure of technique and slow of reaction by years of bullying bowlers of nothing like the same speed

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West Indies news

Holding slams WICB for treatment of seniors

Michael Holding has slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its treatment of senior players, including Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jerome Taylor

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Argus review recommendations

Australia had to change - Holding

Michael Holding, the former West Indies fast bowler, has said that the changes Australia has made in the wake of the sweeping Argus review were necessary

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Decision Review System

Holding not a fan of ball-tracking technology

Former West Indies fast bowler and noted commentator Michael Holding has backed the use of technology in umpiring decisions, though he believes ball-tracking should be done away with since it is inaccurate

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West Indies contracts row

WIPA hits back at Lloyd and Holding

The West Indies Players' Association has strongly defended itself against criticism from former cricketers Clive Lloyd and Michael Holding