Cricket West Indies congratulates Sir Clive Lloyd for receiving knighthood

I want to offer heartiest congratulations to Sir Clive on this tremendous honour, CWI president Ricky Skerritt says

By Web Desk
January 13, 2022
Duke of Cambridge Prince William (L) and Sir Clive Lloyd (R) - Photo: Twitter

Cricket West Indies (CWI) congratulated West Indian cricket legend, Sir Clive Lloyd after he received his "Knighthood" on Wednesday.

The ex-West Indies skipper was honoured for his services to cricket by the Duke of Cambridge Prince William at Windsor Castle.

"On behalf of CWI and everyone involved in West Indies cricket, I want to offer heartiest congratulations to Sir Clive on this tremendous honour. Sir Clive holds a special place in cricket history, as the first man to lift the Cricket World Cup, which brought tremendous pride and joy to West Indians all over the world. That victory at Lords was a hugely significant moment in West Indies cricket when we demonstrated we were the best team in the world, with the unifying style of Sir Clive’s leadership standing out. Sir Clive has made a massive contribution to the growth of the game in the West Indies and globally, and cricket fans everywhere should welcome this most fitting accolade," CWI president Ricky Skerritt said in a statement.

Sir Clive had an exceptional career and was one of the most successful captains of the Windies.

During a career spanning 19 years, Sir Clive Lloyd played 110 Test matches and 87 ODI matches for the West Indies. He scored 7515 and 1977 runs in Test and ODI matches, respectively.

Under his leadership, the West Indies Test team were the most successful as they went on to win 27 matches without a defeat — included 11 wins in a row.

The International Cricket Council, in recognition of Sir Clive Lloyd's services to cricket, inducted him to the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009.