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MICHAEL HOLDING UNBOWED - A MAN WITH A BACKBONE

 
jacksprat 2019-06-12 15:20:01 

I do not always agree with everything Michael Holding says but I have always respected the fact that he is never afraid to take principled positions –wrong or right - and refuses to be a cheerleader for incompetence

West Indies legend Michael Holding hit back at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the governing body’s attempt to gag him. Holding, who is on commentary duties for the ongoing World Cup in England, was quite vocal in criticising umpiring errors during Australia-West Indies clash last week.

 
Emir 2019-06-12 15:24:17 

In reply to jacksprat

Kudos to Mikey.

The ICC must think the billion fans around the world are asses.

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 15:28:09 

FORTIS!

 
Tryangle 2019-06-12 15:32:32 

Saw this happening a MILE away. Screw the ICC.

 
cricketmad 2019-06-12 15:35:36 

ICC the International Cover-up Council.

 
Maispwi 2019-06-12 15:36:25 

Meanwhile Chris Gafney is back in the middle today

 
Discourse 2019-06-12 15:43:03 

Oh shite, POINT must be in smiling wink

 
cricketmad 2019-06-12 15:46:53 

No less than what I expected from Holding. Tell them Mikey badman nuh bow !

 
Dukes 2019-06-12 15:50:48 

In reply to jacksprat

is Holding an "UPPITY CHAP FROM A SH#%OLE COUNTRY"?

Come een Donald Trump and his Trumpeters!!!!!!!

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 15:55:29 

In reply to Dukes he is from Yaad not Mudland.

 
Raggs 2019-06-12 16:00:13 

If football pundits are allowed by FIFA to call out abysmal referee decisions then why can't a cricket commentator do the same in a live encounter? Maybe the ICC is backward or taking the viewer public as idiots. Punters pay their money for the 'full picture'

 
tc1 2019-06-12 16:03:26 

He called out his 2 homies too, how come you did not mentioned that,

 
cricketmad 2019-06-12 16:04:08 

In reply to Raggs

The ICC would have kept quiet if Australia were on the losing end of those decisions .

 
Raggs 2019-06-12 16:09:37 

In reply to cricketmad

Win Lose Or Draw you have new blood watching the game who need to see the good and the bad of the sport. Anyway controversy sells everything. That's how football strives, indifferent or totally absurd decisions have the fans talking for days in pubs/ on social media websites/ work places etc..etc..

 
Dukes 2019-06-12 16:11:43 

In reply to natty_forever

Isn't Yaad an island in the Essequibo river in Mudland??

 
goofballs 2019-06-12 16:15:42 

In reply to jacksprat

“the importance of maintaining the highest standards and uphold the game’s best values and spirit"


Yeah, right ICC!

That looks like a letter of dismissal, or preparatory to it. The production head of ICC’s rights partner Sunset & Vine Asia Huw afraid of not getting wuk from ICC if they don't tell Holding off, or fire him, for speaking about an out/umpiring decisions which ICC takes as a personal insult. Shame! redface

Holding is my family. We speak openly and directly. Nuff, nuff enemies but wrong thing can't be right!!

 
Khaga 2019-06-12 16:44:30 

Keep kicking Dem stumos,Mikey! Better than running into the umpire sah..

 
ponderiver 2019-06-12 16:47:19 

Mikey Doan romp
He Doan skin teeth
Just like how he ran the white flag wavers from Sabina Park, he will similarly send the ICC stooges packing big grin big grin big grin big grin

 
jacksprat 2019-06-12 16:47:50 

That looks like a letter of dismissal, or preparatory to it. The production head of ICC’s rights partner Sunset & Vine Asia Huw afraid of not getting wuk from ICC if they don't tell Holding off, or fire him, for speaking about an out/umpiring decisions which ICC takes as a personal insult


DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A MAN SHAKING IN HIS BOOTS?


...Is the objective to protect the umpires even when they do a bad job?....

“I am sorry, but I am not going to be part of that. Please let me know if I should be heading back to my home in Newmarket instead of heading to Cardiff because I don’t agree with what is being suggested here and happy not being part of it.”

“I was certainly very critical of umpiring which was pathetic to say the least.”


The gratefully departed Dave Cameron tried and failed to silence Mikey Holding so I doubt he would d kowtow to the discredited ICC!

 
Ewart 2019-06-12 16:58:47 

In reply to natty_forever

He come from yaad, Not Mudland.





lol lol lol lol


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cricketmad 2019-06-12 17:01:06 

Mikey is not one to sing for his supper !

 
Ewart 2019-06-12 17:01:20 

In reply to jacksprat

I would expect no less from Mikey. Man after my own heart who hates lies and wrong-doing. I wondered how it took so long.


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goofballs 2019-06-12 17:02:31 

In reply to jacksprat

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A MAN SHAKING IN HIS BOOTS?


Nah, man! Was just stating what I saw in that letter. Intimidation or setting ground for termination of employment.

I read the whole article, btw.
He did call out the spade.

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 17:03:24 

In reply to Dukes


Isn't Yaad an island in the Essequibo river in Mudland??
… No, but we gotz lotz of Mudland in the Yaad!

 
Khaga 2019-06-12 17:03:44 

In reply to cricketmad

That would be Clive Lloyd.

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 17:05:23 

In reply to Khaga stop it.

 
Khaga 2019-06-12 17:06:16 

In reply to natty_forever

Truth hurts..

 
Discourse 2019-06-12 17:07:19 

In reply to Dukes

Isn't Yaad an island in the Essequibo river in Mudland??
What! You mean the Yaad is actually a dot. Thanks for the elucidation. lol lol

Although it begs to be answered

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 17:07:58 

In reply to Khaga blatant lies also.

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 17:08:58 

In reply to Discourse You mean you brain is actually a dot. Thanks for the elucidation

 
Discourse 2019-06-12 17:12:48 

In reply to natty_forever

You mean you brain is actually a dot
...and that doesn't say much for the bearer of the question. Oh shite


You guys funny wink

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 17:20:25 

In reply to Discourse I too expected better of Dukes.

 
sgtdjones 2019-06-12 17:37:07 

In reply to Khaga

Keep kicking Dem stumos,Mikey! Better than running into the umpire sah..

That would be Clive Lloyd.

Truth hurts..


Khaga what do the above have to do with this thread?
I expected better from you, since the commentator was correct.

 
natty_forever 2019-06-12 17:47:53 

In reply to sgtdjones
Khaga - a troll who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

 
Courtesy 2019-06-12 18:00:41 

History will be asking what did you do to defend the integrity of cricket?

Mr. Holding you will be seen occupying a seat on the right side of history.

You have been counted sir.

KUDOS & RESPPECT.

 
powen001 2019-06-12 18:10:46 

In reply to jacksprat

applause.

I knew it was coming...

the panel on tv including ever willing to bow Ganga went super silent after the break...I knew the MEMO was sent to them.

Standing O' Mikey Ho!

 
Walco 2019-06-12 18:39:56 

In reply to cricketmad

Mikey is obviously a guy with FU money who does not need to sing for his supper. He said FU to Stanford, Dave and maybe now with the ICC.

 
Maispwi 2019-06-12 19:45:43 

So de ICC is ok with pundits pointing out de failures and weaknesses of players but not so de umpires

 
goofballs 2019-06-12 23:31:36 

When Gayle and Sarwan spoke out, anybody here talked about backbone or spine?


They just got Otissed and Sammied.

 
POINT 2019-06-13 00:05:43 

In reply to Discourse

I am not smiling, I am Laughing , Once
again the ICC , aka the International
Cricket Crooks has once again demonstrated its propensity to be
Dictatorial .

NO WONDER WHY THE WICBC , aka the
Worst International Cricket Board in the Commonwealth ; thinks that it could do anything and get away with it .

IMAGINE 4 COUNTRIES IN THE ICC NOT

TO LONG AGO DECIDED THAT THEY MUST

HAVE THE LIONSHARE OF THE ICC

PROFITS .

I believe that the ICC itself also needs to be Restructured . Let me again state a Freaking fact :

When Our Bowlers were the fastest in
the World , the ICC passed a law stating that Pace Bowlers can only bowl One Bouncer Per Over .

AT THE ZENITH OF OUR PLAYERS

DOMINATION IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

THE ICC DECIDED TO CHANGE THE

INTERNATIONAL TOUR SCHEDULE .

This was not a freaking Accident Folks .This was done to weaken the
Dominance of Our Players in International Cricket .

Then out of the blue , England decided to limit the number of Overseas Players Playing Cricket in
England .

Interestingly in Our Region , the
Dimwits in the goverance of West Indies Cricket ,refused to understand that the above were deliberate Acts designed to weaken
the dominance of Our Players in the
International Cricket Arena .

Worse yet the People in the Worst International Cricket Board in the
Commonwealth were so freaking Dumb , they sat on their Asses and did not
One blasted thing .

About 8+ years ago it dawned on the
Jokers that there should be a Regional Cricket League .

 
POINT 2019-06-13 00:15:15 

The Truth is that the Total Incompetence of the WICBC is precisely one of the main reasons why WE are
where WE are in International Cricket.

What many people in the Region who
love Cricket fail to understand is
the Freaking Fact , that the change
in the International Tour Schedule &
and England limiting Overseas Players
from Playing Cricket in England are
the Twin reasons why WE are where WE
are in International Cricket .

Now the Cricket Academy that was at
the UWI Campus is closed . You aint going to hear a peep from the WICBC
Lackeys in the Region who claim to be Sports Journalists .

 
anandgb 2019-06-13 01:12:25 

In reply to jacksprat

He is right .