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.
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.