Holding backs CPL

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 - 13:49



West Indies fast bowling legend Michael Holding has thrown his weight behind the forthcoming Caribbean Premier League on the basis that it can help develop the next generation of cricketing talent in the region, and has agreed to be the Ambassador for the CPL Development Programme.


The Jamaican was part of Clive Lloyd’s all-conquering West Indies side of the 1970s and 1980s and took 249 Test wickets in 60 matches as well as a further 142 from 102 ODIs, and he secured an ICC Cricket World Cup-winner’s medal in 1979.


Holding also sees the value of the region’s best young players getting the chance to mix with some of the games greats, with six overseas icon players – Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Ross Taylor, Mohammad Hafeez, Herschelle Gibbs and Muttiah Muralitharan – already confirmed starters.