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Michael Holding and Sky Cricket win awards for his or her “editorially very good” protection of “a second of giant significance” when discussing racial inequality and the loss of life of George Floyd

Final Up to date: 16/03/21 8:38pm

Sky Sports activities Cricket pundit Michael Holding says that institutionalised racism should finish for the nice of humanity

Michael Holding has received the Royal Tv Society Award for Sports activities Presenter, Commentator or Pundit and Sky Cricket the very best Sport Programme award.

For each Holding and Sky Cricket, it’s the second award in every week having picked up the Greatest Pundit and Tv/Digital Dwell Occasion Protection prizes on the Sports activities Journalism Affiliation Awards on Monday.

The RTS stated that Holding “captured the temper of the occasion completely, bringing a private perspective to bear on a second of giant significance” when speaking about Black Lives Matter within the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota in Might 2020.

Holding and fellow commentators Ebony Rainford-Brent, Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward lined the topic in a video and stay broadcast forward of the primary Take a look at match between England and West Indies within the weeks following Floyd’s loss of life.

The RTS judges described the printed as “a outstanding piece of tv – editorially very good and technically distinctive”.

Sky Sports activities Managing Director Rob Webster stated: “It’s a very proud evening for all of us at Sky Sports activities to win two RTS Programme Awards.

“It has been a difficult yr. This time final yr we misplaced stay sport as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, and our manufacturing groups reacted to make sure our prospects nonetheless loved our award-winning content material. Since stay sport returned to our channels final summer time, our groups have delivered wonderful protection below a troublesome backdrop of bio-secure bubbles and social distancing measures. These awards are a tribute to their onerous work and finest efforts.

“I might additionally wish to pay a particular tribute to Michael Holding who has been ever-present in our cricket protection over time. Final yr, alongside Ebony Rainford-Brent and Nasser Hussain, he spoke passionately about racism in society as he reacted to the loss of life of George Floyd within the USA. It was a second that touched us all. Sky has been on the forefront of discussions round racism, range and gender equality and it is one thing we’ll at all times stay very enthusiastic about.”

Sky Sports activities Director of Cricket Bryan Henderson added: “I’m so happy with the crew that delivered this and naturally particularly Mikey and Ebony.

“What began as an emotional crew assembly discussing a tough topic become a outstanding day. I hope the voice of Sky Cricket has helped in some very small solution to make the world a fairer place.”

One other programme tackling the difficulty of racism received the Single Documentary award, with BBC One’s “Anton Ferdinand: Soccer, Racism and Me”.

Sky Arts was additionally a winner for Sky, claiming the Greatest Dwell Occasion award for The Third Day, described by the RTS as, “an astonishing feat, hovering in each its ambition and first-class execution”.



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