Sir Clive Lloyd

Sir Clive Lloyd was a middle-order batsman and currently is the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee.

Clive Lloyd was a middle-order batsman who hit the ball with tremendous power. He was one of West Indies most successful captains, winning 36 and losing just 12 of his record 74 Tests in charge. He also led them in 81 ODIs and to two World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979.

In the 1975 final Clive struck a match-winning 102 off 85 balls. He made his highest Test score of 242* against India at Bombay in 1975 and was the first West Indian to appear in 100 Tests. Clive was a useful right-arm medium-pacer too, taking 114 first-class wickets in all (including a best of 4-48, Lancashire v Leicestershire at Old Trafford, 1970) with 10 in Tests. He was awarded a testimonial by Lancashire in 1977 (that raised £27,199) made captain of the club in 1981 and brought his children up in the county.

As a fielder he was one of the finest cover fielders around until knee injuries got the better of him and he moved into the slips. However, Clive stayed involved in the game as West Indies coach and as an ICC Match Referee until he resigned at the end of the 1999 tour of New Zealand after a three-year period that coincided with a decline in the fortunes of West Indies cricket.

With that experience behind him, he resumed his duties as an ICC Match Referee – a position he occupied with great presence and no little humour to earn the respect and confidence of the players. They knew he understood the game as well as anyone and that he holds the good of the game in the highest regard at all times.

In 2008 Lloyd was appointed the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee after Sunil Gavaskar stepped down to pursue his role as a media columnist and commentator.