The 66-year-old, who was part of the comment panel of Sky sports For over 20 years, he had been contemplating hanging up the mic for the past year.
The former West Indies racer, who was part of the India-England test series, had previously said that he will no longer be able to travel and be on the road as he used to at his age.
“I’m not really sure how long I’ll go beyond 2020 with the comments. I can’t see myself going much further down the road at my age. I’m 66 now, I’m not 36, 46 or 56,” Holding said. , who began making cricket commentary in 1991 in the Caribbean, had said on a radio show.
“I told (Sky) that I couldn’t commit to more than one year at a time. If this year is completely destroyed, I might have to think about 2021 because I can’t just walk away from Sky, a company that has done so much good for my “.
Holding, who said goodbye to international cricket in 1987, was widely respected for his famous insightful analysis. His views on racism in sports and society after the murder of African American George Floyd by a white policeman had been a topic of conversation last year.
Nicknamed ‘Whispering Death’ during his playing days, Holding has played 60 events and 102 ODIs, scoring 391 international wickets during his career.
Known for his baritone voice and economy of words when expressing his thoughts, Holding was one of the leading voices against racism in the Black Lives Matter protests following Floyd’s murder.