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Tony Cozier 1940-2016

'Tony Cozier's right up there with Garry Sobers' - Holding

May 11, 2016: Michael Holding pays tribute to Tony Cozier, who was covering cricket when Holding began playing for West Indies, and then helped the fast bowler start his commentary career

As told to Raunak Kapoor

'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

When the four-man apocalypse hit Australia

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

Colin Benjamin

Brian Close 1931-2015

Close's toughness 'legendary' - Holding

Sep 15, 2015: Michael Holding has described Brian Close, who died on Sunday, as one of the "toughest people in the game"

ESPNcricinfo staff

'There's too much lip service about the sanctity of Test cricket'

May 21, 2015: Michael Holding on his regrets over West Indies' behaviour in New Zealand in 1980, why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance, and how crazy workloads are killing cricket

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

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

Holding slams 'irresponsible' WI batting

Mar 6, 2015: Former fast bowler Michael Holding was scathing in his criticism of West Indies, calling the team's batting against India "reckless and irresponsible"

ESPNcricinfo staff

The age of player power

Oct 29, 2014: Players, emboldened by free agency, agents and endorsements, are now asserting their rights as never before - and management doesn't like it

Rob Steen

'When I became an umpire, I didn't realise how complicated this game was'

Oct 22, 2014: Peter Willey talks about suiting up against '80s West Indies, why it's great to umpire in England, and talking to the press from his bath

Interview by Scott Oliver

India news

Holding in talks with Baroda for bowling role

Jun 8, 2014: Michael Holding, the former West Indies fast bowler, has said that he is in talks with Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) for the role of bowling consultant

Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Johnson the avenging angel

Feb 17, 2014: 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

Daniel Brettig

West Indies news

Holding slams WICB for treatment of seniors

May 24, 2012: Michael Holding has slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its treatment of senior players, including Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Jerome Taylor

ESPNcricinfo staff

Argus review recommendations

Australia had to change - Holding

Aug 23, 2011: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Decision Review System

Holding not a fan of ball-tracking technology

Jul 6, 2011: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

No Holding Back: The Autobiography

Too fast on the past

Jul 11, 2010: The story of Michael Holding's life as a West Indian quick and a TV commentator is related with typical honesty and vibrancy, but it could have been explored in greater detail

David Tossell

Zimbabwe in West Indies 2009-10

Can't buy me sense

Mar 7, 2010: While Twenty20 riches can buy diamond earrings, gold chains, designer watches and lifelong financial security for West Indies' players, they can't guarantee basic cricketing sense

Tony Cozier

Lay off the legends

Jul 30, 2009: Lloyd and Holding are entitled to criticise the West Indies players - they've been in those shoes

Rudi Webster

West Indies contracts row

WIPA hits back at Lloyd and Holding

Jul 28, 2009: The West Indies Players' Association has strongly defended itself against criticism from former cricketers Clive Lloyd and Michael Holding

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies contracts row

Lloyd and Holding slam WICB, WIPA

Jul 23, 2009: Clive Lloyd and Michael Holding have blamed the WICB and WIPA for dragging West Indian cricket into a corner

Nagraj Gollapudi

India in West Indies 2009

Short stuff may not work this time - Holding

Jun 24, 2009: The former fast bowler believes it would be difficult for the hosts to deploy the short-pitched strategy against India

Sriram Veera
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