The West Indies legend, Holding, felt that had it been 'rich and powerful' India, England and Wales Cricket Board would not have dared to cancel the tour.
Dubbed ‘Whispering Death’ during his playing days, Holding played 60 Tests and 102 ODIs, taking 391 international wickets during his career.
Since George Floyd was killed by a white cop in the United States last year, Michael Holding's voice has shone through as the leading light on the sensitive aspect of racism
England cricketers wore T-shirts sporting messages against any racism, religious intolerance, sexism and other anti-discrimination slogans
Ollie Robinson was suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board, pending an investigation, after his racist and sexist tweets emerged on social media
Holding feels that the gesture of 'taking a knee' should be organic rather a 'tick the box' exercise but he doesn't believe in telling people what their choices should be.
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The Indian national cricket team looked completely out of sorts as a unit in the opening ODI against Australia
Jofra Archer insisted England have not forgotten about the Black Lives Matter movement amid criticism from Michael Holding for not kneeling before games
Australia skipper Aaron Finch had said before the series that his team would not take the knee because "education is more important than the protest". Holding did not agree with Finch's viewpoint
Michael Holding, like others, only had effusive praise to offer for the former India captain MS Dhoni, who recently retired from international cricket
Jofra Archer admitted that he was subjected to racist abuse on social media for breaking the bio-bubble protocol after the series opener
Monty Panesar said the racial profiling of the Black community and South Asian diaspora has to end in England and the authorities should prepare a five-year plan to eradicate the menace of racism
Michael Holding caught the imagination of viewers across the world who had tuned in to watch the opening day of first England vs West Indies Test match with his speech
Michael Holding, who will retire from commentary at the end of next year, talked about racism as cricket waited to restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic
As many as 10 out of the 29 England-bound Pakistan cricketers have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus but boards from both the countries insisted on Tuesday that the tour remains "very much on track"
India's defeat to England in the 2019 World Cup has become a massive talking point with many former Pakistan cricketers accusing Virat Kohli & Co of deliberately underperforming
Michael Holding displayed the audit report of Pannell Kerr Foster (PKF) on cricket governance in the Caribbean and raised several red flags
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
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