No ban on Cozier and Holding, says Cameron

Neither Tony Cozier (left) nor Michael Holding has been banned by the WICB from doing television commentary.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has not banned Tony Cozier or Michael Holding from doing television commentary.

That assurance was given by the Board’s president Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron, during a WICB town-hall meeting last night at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Asked by a member of the audience if the regional body had banned the two outspoken and popular commentators, Cameron refuted that claim.

In Cozier’s case, he said the veteran journalist and commentator was suffering from poor eyesight, while Holding’s commitments overseas had prevented him from being available in recent times.

President of the WICB, Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron.

The two were noticeably absent from the just concluded home series between West Indies and England.

“There is no ban on Mr Cozier or Mr Holding. The challenge is Mr Cozier has gotten to an age and everybody needs to agree that he’s not actually seeing very well anymore. And I’m being very, very frank…it has nothing to do with him as a person,” Cameron pointed out.

“We don’t believe that the quality of the commentary benefits from having him on television. He still continues to do radio.

“The issue we have with Mr Holding is that our season runs counter to the season in the UK and whenever we ask him to do commentary he is always working with Sky back in the UK, so as far as they are concerned there are no issues,” he stated.


3 Responses to No ban on Cozier and Holding, says Cameron

  1. Mervin Kellman May 24, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Right Mr. Cameron at his age it is expected that Mr. Cozier’s eye sight may well deteriorated but can you please give the reason for your lack of vision for West Indies cricket and yes be brutally frank about it.

  2. Michael Holding May 24, 2015 at 10:39 am

    As usual Mr Cameron is being a stranger to the truth. How come after being contracted by SKY since 1998 and working on cricket in the Caribbean since that time until 2012 all of a sudden, my commitments to SKY started preventing me from doing cricket in the Caribbean? The fact of the matter is that when the production of West Indies cricket was moved from the hands of TWI/IMG to the current company, they were instructed not to employ me. And further more, England were just in the Caribbean playing against the West Indies, was I committed to some other England team why I wasn’t out there working on that series? Since the new production company took over West Indies cricket, I was never asked to work on any cricket out there so I could never have said I was not available. I have no problem if the new company thinks I am not worth having on their commentary team but please don’t say my commitments for SKY keep me away or I ever said I was not available.

  3. Patrick Blackman May 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

    This is the problem with the region, we couldn’t agree on the colour of sh..te. What a mess we create in everything we do.


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