England skipper Tony Greig caused a huge controversy in the lead up to the 1976 series against the West Indies.
Appearing on television to discuss the comingsummer Greig's inflamatory words landed him in hot water when he attempted to highlight theWest Indies players' reputation for wilting under pressure. The word 'grovel' had sinister connotations for West Indian people many of whom have slave ancestry.
Rarely has an attempt to psyche out an opposition failed sospectacularly. The West Indian fast bowlers took great delight in adding yardsto their run up when Greig came to the wicket and their supporters took equaldelight when his wicket was captured.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex1976 ENG v WIN 5th Test 1976 ENG v WIN 2nd Test 1976 ENG v WIN 4th Test 1976 ENG v WIN 3rd Test 1976 ENG v WIN 1st Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex1976 ENG v WIN
Players Tagged in ClipDexAmiss, Dennis L Jumadeen, Raphick R Greig, Tony Lloyd, Clive Hubert Holding, Michael A Richards, Vivian Sir
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexTrent Bridge Lords Old Trafford Headingley The Oval
Categories Tagged in ClipDexControversies & Issues