Michael Holding confirms his retirement from broadcasting after distinguished career – with West Indies fast bowling legend one of the most respected and recognisable voices in cricket

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  • Michael Holding retires after more than 20 years of broadcasting
  • The West Indies legend retired from playing in 1987 with 391 international wickets
  • His famously smooth run-up earned him the nickname ‘Whispering Death’

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Michael Holding, one of the most respected and recognized voices in cricket, is to retire after a broadcasting career, as iconic as a sport, which saw him as one of the greatest of all fast bowlers.

Holding, 67, spent more than 20 years bringing his candid thoughts and expert analysis to Sky Sports and has now decided to move to the top to spend more time at home with his family in the Cayman Islands.

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He makes an even bigger impact over the past two years through an emotional broadcast on the Black Lives Matter movement on the Sky on the Black Lives Matter movement and off the field with his extraordinary book Why We Kneel, How We Rise.

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Michael Holding has retired from cricket commentary after more than 30 years in broadcasting

Whispering Death, as Holding was known, retired in 1987 with 391 international wickets, before turning his hand to broadcast, where his rich, distinctive voice made him one of the leading figures in commentary boxes around the world. Gave.

On Wednesday night, SportsMail confirmed that Holding quietly slipped into retirement after skipping the final Test in Manchester, confirming that he has not announced his decision, but that his time is indeed up. That will leave a huge difference.

Whispering Death, as Holding was known, retired in 1987 with 391 international wickets

Whispering Death, as Holding was known, retired in 1987 with 391 international wickets

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