Cricket-Lloyd retires from commentary a month after Rafiq testimony and apology

– Cricket commentator David Lloyd announced his retirement from Sky Sports on Tuesday, a month after he used to be named by way of Azeem Rafiq in his testimony a few tradition of well-liked racism at his county membership Yorkshire.

Lloyd, a former England participant and tutor, has been behind the microphone with Sky Cricket for 22 years.

He apologised last month while Rafiq said the 74-yr-old was once a “closet racist” after he made disparaging comments about Asian cricketers in 2020. Sky had said they might be investigating Lloyd’s feedback.

“With the passing of Bob Willis and after the decision to transport on by my excellent buddies David Gower, Ian Botham and extra not too long ago Michael Preserving, the remark box feels somewhat emptier,” Lloyd stated in an announcement.

“And so i feel it is time for me to do the same and move on to the following chapter… I’m done now with Candy Caroline however within the phrases of Elton John, I’m still standing!”

Lloyd performed nine assessments and 8 one-day internationals for England among 1973 and 1980, and he coached the team from 1996 to 1999.

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