The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has paid tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game this month.
The legendary former West Indies captain entered international cricket on Dec. 13, 1966, in his first Test match 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.
Cameron said: “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Lloyd on this, his golden anniversary on the international stage.”
Lloyd scored 82 and 78 not out to help the West Indies defeat India by six weeks back in l966 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 l979.
Lloyd was also an International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee and chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
He played 1,100 matches; scored 7,515 runs with a top score of 242 not out among his 19 centuries.
Lloyd retired in 1985 and since then he has contributed at all levels as a coach, selector, mentor and advisor.