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'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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

England v West Indies, fifth Test, The Oval, 1976

'The pain was incredible'

May 7, 2009: A look back to an England-West Indies classic from 33 years ago

Bob Woolmer

England in West Indies 2008-09

A long way to go yet, say Holding and Croft

Mar 12, 2009: West Indian greats Michael Holding and Colin Croft think the current team still has a long way to go before it can claim to have "turned the corner"

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No. 12

Boycott b Holding

Mar 8, 2009: The perfect set-up, then the perfect kill. It was the most ferocious, exacting opening over by a bowler in a Test match

Mike Selvey

The fallout of the abandoned Antigua Test

'Ashamed' Holding slams lack of responsibility

Feb 14, 2009: Michael Holding has slammed the lack of responsibility in West Indies cricket as the region comes to terms with yesterday's sensational abandonment of the second Test against England at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua

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Stanford 20/20 for 20

Stanford legends given the chop

Dec 17, 2008: Reports that the Stanford's legends group has been disbanded have been confirmed by a spokesman for the organisation

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