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Ashes 2021: Sky Cricket’s popular voice David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd retires from commentary after 22 years

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Ashes 2021: David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd retires from commentary- Former England batter and coach David Lloyd on Tuesday announced his retirement from commentary.

David Lloyd was employed with Sky Sports and he was popularly known as ‘Bumble’ by his colleagues. While announcing his decision, Lloyd said that the commentary box feels a little emptier following the departure of David Gower, Ian Botham and Michael Holding. “I’ve decided the time is now right to pass on the microphone,” David Lloyd said in a statement, as reported by ESPNcricinfo. “It’s been an immense privilege to try and bring the sport I love into people’s homes up and down the country.”

Ashes 2021: Sky Cricket’s popular voice David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd retires from commentary after 22 years

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Further in his statement, Lloyd said: “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,” he added.

Lloyd’s retirement news comes after a month he issued an apology to Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq over an exchange in which he had questioned Rafiq’s personal life.

Ashes 2021: Sky Cricket’s popular voice David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd retires from commentary after 22 years

Lloyd had also made some disrespectful comments about the UK’s Asian cricketing community.

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