Windies Make England Grovel

It's the summer of 1976 and the England cricket team is preparing for a series against the West Indies.

The England captain, the South African-born Tony Greig, says in a pre-series interview that he intends to make his opponents "grovel".

This was a highly provocative remark, made about a team of mainly black cricketers from the Caribbean in the era of apartheid; and a remark that Greig was made to regret once the teams took the field.

(Image: Man of the match Michael Holding acknowledging the crowd after the fifth test for the Wisden Trophy at the Oval in 1976. Credit: Getty Images)

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