CRICKET: Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd of Guyana, receives knighthood

Cricket legend Clive Lloyd has received his knighthood at a ceremony that was delayed since Jan 1, 2020, due to Covid.

Legendary West Indies captain Clive Lloyd was knighted by the British Royal Federation, on Wednesday January  12 2022, after the ceremony was previously postponed due to Covid-19.

Clive Lloyd, the former two-time World Cup-winning captain was honoured with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to the sport of cricket.               

The Guyana-born batsman played for the English County cricket club of Lancashire between 1968 until 1986.  During that time the team won two One-Day League titles in 1969 and 1970 and four Friends Provident Trophy titles between 1970 and 1975.

He was also the first West Indian player to earn 100 international caps.

Lloyd captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and is one of the most successful Test captains in the sport’s history. During his captaincy, the team had a run of 27 matches without defeat, which included 11 wins in a row.  Lloyd was also named Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year in 1979.

After retiring from the sport, Lloyd went on to manage the West Indies in the late 1990s and also served as a member of the team’s panel of selectors.  For his exploits, Lloyd was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.


Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd – December 13, 2016

(CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Tuesday paid glowing tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game.

The legendary former Windies skipper made his entry into international cricket on December 13, 1966 in his first Test against India at the famous Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.

WICB President Dave Cameron has hailed Lloyd as a true pioneer and a man of vision as well as an outstanding ambassador and one of the game’s greatest leaders.         

“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Lloyd on this, his golden anniversary on the international stage,” said Cameron.

“We say a whole-hearted ‘thank you’ to a man who gave all he had to the sport and to the people.”

Lloyd scored 82 and 78 not out to help West Indies defeat India by six wickets back in 1966 when he stepped onto the international stage for the first time in a West Indies cap.

Lloyd led the West Indies in 74 Test matches and won 36 and was at the helm when the West Indies won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979.

“We all agree that his vision and leadership led to one of the greatest periods in West Indies cricket as he captained and bonded the regional side into one of the greatest sporting teams the world will ever see,” added Cameron.

“He also earned great respect as an ICC match referee and Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. In all he did, both on and off the field, the former Captain gave all he had. He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time.”

Lloyd played 110 matches; scored 7,515 runs (average 46.67) with a top score of 242 not out among his 19 centuries.

He retired in 1985, and since then he has contributed at all levels as a coach, selectors, mentors and advisor.

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  • Atley  On 01/19/2022 at 1:10 pm

    Being knighted is certainly commendable. But the imagery of Clive Lloyd kneeling, and what looks like a sword pointing above, and towards him, is in my view too subservient.

    • Kman  On 01/28/2022 at 2:04 pm

      You said it. We are still slaves!

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