Cricket West Indies (CWI) has congratulated West Indies legend, Clive Lloyd, on receiving Knighthood. The former West Indies captain received the honour for his services to the game of cricket. The investiture was performed on Wednesday by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle.
“On behalf of CWI and everyone involved in West Indies cricket, I want to offer heartiest congratulations to Clive on this tremendous honour. 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,” CWI President Ricky Skerritt said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
Clive Lloyd led West Indies to victory over Australia at Lords in the final of the inaugural Cricket World Cup tournament in 1975.
Four years later he again led West Indies to the world title when they beat England again at a historic venue. He played in 110 Tests and 87 One-Day Internationals and is one of the most successful captains of all time.
During his captaincy, the team was the most successful in the world and had a run of 27 Test matches without defeat – which included 11 wins in a row.