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Clive Lloyd resigns as Match Referee

cricket Updated: Apr 22, 2007 14:59 IST

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West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd has stepped down as ICC Match Referee after officiating in 53 Tests and 133 ODIs in that role.

At a special ceremony during the lunch interval of the West Indies versus England Super Eight game at Kensington Oval on Saturday, Lloyd received a presentation from ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed in recognition of the his contribution to the game.

"We all come to the end eventually and this is my time but it was a pleasure to have been involved with them (the ICC), Lloyd said at the function.

"The transition from player to referee was not that difficult for me because if you believe in discipline it's obvious that you would fit quite easily into the role. I have always felt strongly about discipline in the game." As a player Lloyd was the first West Indian to reach the 100-Test milestone and as a hard-hitting batsman he scored 7,515 Test runs at an average of 46.67 with a top score of 247 not out.