A prominent cricketing voice David Lloyd has decided to retire from commentary. The British commentator is known for his spot-on analysis and also the banter he engaged in with his fellow commentators. Lloyd worked with Sky Sports for 22 years before calling it quits. He has cited one of the reasons for the retirement missing his co-commentators such as Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Holding, and Bob Willis(Who has passed away).
I've decided the time is now right to pass on the microphone. It's been an immense privilege to try and bring the sport I love into people's homes up and down the country. Sharing a commentary box in Australia in 2013 with my broadcasting hero Bill Lawry was a real highlight. It has been a great pleasure to work alongside Ian Bishop, Ravi Shastri, Shane Warne, Shaun Pollock, and Ian Smith amongst many others. With the passing of Bob Willis and after the decision to move on by my good friends David Gower, Ian Botham and more recently, Michael Holding, the commentary box feels a little emptier. And so I feel it is time for me to do the same and move on to the next chapter. I leave the Sky box now in immensely capable hands led by my pals Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward and Rob Key. To those that follow, cherish that mic. Inform and entertain, so the next generation can fall in love with this wonderful game.
David Lloyd, Former Commentator, England