Shivnarine Chanderpaul officially left out of Windies Test squad
Shivnarine Chanderpaul officially left out of Windies Test squad

 Shivnarine Chanderpaul's hopes of a happy farewell were squashed after the veteran left-handed batsman was left out of the 14-man West Indies squad for the first Test against Australia starting here on Wednesday.

Michael Holding backs Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Michael Holding backs Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Backing chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the Australian series, former West Indies pacer Michael Holding has said he firmly believes that the veteran batsman has lost his edge and does not deserve a place in the side.

Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding
Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding

West Indian legend Michael Holding has has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game.

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs
Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format.

Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding
Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding

Impressed with the "control" of the Indian bowlers, pace legend Michael Holding said that Mohammed Shami and company have stuck to a consistent line and length to outwit the opposition batsmen in the cricket World Cup so far.

ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium
ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England`s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week`s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.

Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Michael Holding
Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Michael Holding

Not taking anything away from Shikhar Dhawan's creditable show in the cricket World Cup so far, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the left-handed opener is lucky to be surrounded by understanding men, who can play the good mentor's role.

Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures, says Michael Holding
Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures, says Michael Holding

 Praising Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, West Indies great Michael Holding said the top-order player's knack of converting starts into three-figure scores shows that he has the makings of a class cricketer. Having represented India in 151 ODIs, Kohli has registered 22 hundreds and 33 fifties at an average of 51.95 - his conversion rate of innings per hundred being 6.5. Holding said that Kohli has justified his talent as a batsman. 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Holding slams 'pathetic' West Indies
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Holding slams 'pathetic' West Indies

West Indies great Michael Holding has slammed the side's four-wicket loss to Ireland in their World Cup opener as a "little bit pathetic".

West Indies' Keiron Pollard vows to return with vengeance
West Indies' Keiron Pollard vows to return with vengeance

All-rounder Kieron Pollard has vowed to return with a vengeance following his omission from the West Indies team for the cricket World Cup.

Phil Hughes' blow a cruel example of game`s risks
Phil Hughes' blow a cruel example of game`s risks

Phillip Hughes` sickening injury was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce `missile` at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding
ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding

Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers.

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding
Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.

Michael Holding says WICB solely responsible for current crisis
Michael Holding says WICB solely responsible for current crisis

Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding has chosen to empathise with the West Indies players for deciding to return home abruptly over a pay dispute while slamming the Caribbean cricket board for the sport's constant downfall in the region.

Surprised by huge turnout for ISL matches: Michael Holding
Surprised by huge turnout for ISL matches: Michael Holding

West Indies cricket pace legend Michael Holding Tuesday lauded India's latest effort to revive football in the country through the launch of the Indian Super League (ISL) saying that he was pleasantly surprised to see such huge turnouts in the first few matches of the inaugural competition in a "cricket-loving" country.

Tendulkar lucky he didn`t face West Indies pace greats, says Imran Khan

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan today said recently-retired Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar was lucky to have never faced the ferocious West Indies pace attack of `70 and `80s.

Holding slams Ponting over book controversy

West Indies great Michael Holding criticised former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Friday over revelations in his autobiography that prompted a public spat with current skipper Michael Clarke.

Holding calls for ban on Broad for `refusal to walk`

Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban England`s Stuart Broad for his refusal to walk after being caught out on the day three of the first Ashes Test.

Michael Holding receives lifetime award from London University

West Indies cricket legend, Michael Holding was presented with a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award by the University of East London (UEL) at its annual Sports Awards over the weekend.

India`s bowling attack is ordinary: Michael Holding

A forthright Michael Holding on Saturday termed the Indian bowling attack as "ordinary", with most of them like Ishant Sharma starting off as quicks and then losing out on pace.