Clive Lloyd nominated for Manchester top award

Guyana’s Clive Hubert Lloyd, widely considered to be the most successful captain in the history of cricket, has been nominated to receive one of England’s top awards.

Lloyd, who has already been bestowed with the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (CBE) has now been nominated as one of Manchester’s greatest sporting heroes.

“We are pleased to announce you have been nominated as one of Manchester’s greatest sporting legends

Clive Lloyd
Clive Lloyd

as part of the inaugural We Love MCR Sporting Legends Awards,” the letter from the Lord Mayor’s Office to Lloyd stated adding that the organisers would be delighted to have Lloyd at the awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester, on March 10th.

Lloyd has had a distinguished career as a cricketer. He led the West Indies team to victory in the first ever World Cup competition in 1975 and led his team to a repeat triumph four years later.

As West Indies test captain Lloyd’s side played some 27 test matches without a defeat and he was also named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1971.

As recently as last month Lloyd became the eighth member of The American Cricket Federation (ACF) Advisory Board. The proud son from the Land of Many Waters, represented the West Indies in 110 test matches, scored 19 centuries averaged 46.67.

He also played 87 ODIs.



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