English commentary legend hangs up the mic

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Former England subordinate and manager turned commentator David Lloyd has announced he's stepping distant from the Sky Sports commentary container aft much than 20 years down the microphone.

"After 22 fantastic years with Sky Cricket, I've decided the clip is present close to walk connected the microphone. It's been an immense privilege to effort and bring the athletics I emotion into people's homes up and down the country," helium wrote successful a connection connected societal media.

"There are truthful galore fantastic memories, truthful galore terrific games and unthinkable performances. I've been fortunate to question the satellite sharing Ashes highs and lows, World Cup wins and losses, heroics and heartaches with you all."

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Lloyd represented England successful some Test lucifer and one-day cricket, earlier becoming manager successful 1996. He relinquished the station aft the 1999 World Cup.

"Sharing a commentary container successful Australia successful 2013 with my broadcasting leader Bill Lawry was a existent highlight," helium wrote.

"It has been a large pleasance to enactment alongside Ian Bishop, Ravi Shastri, Shane Warne, Shaun Pollock and Ian Smith amongst galore others.

He made notation of the caller departure of Michael Holding, among others, arsenic influences connected the decision.

English cricket commentator David Lloyd. (Getty)

"With the passing of Bob Willis and aft the determination to determination connected by my bully friends David Gower, Ian Botham and much precocious Michael Holding, the commentary container feels a small emptier. And truthful I consciousness it is clip for maine to bash the aforesaid and determination connected to the adjacent chapter.

"I permission the Sky container successful immensely susceptible hands led by my pals Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and Rob Key. To those that follow, cherish that mic. Inform and entertain truthful the adjacent procreation tin autumn successful emotion with this fantastic game.

"I'm done present with Sweet Caroline but successful the words of Elton John, "I'm inactive standing!" Much love, Bumble."

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