One of his most noted international innings, a knock of 158 against England, was shrouded in controversy when he was run out by Tony Greig on the final ball the end of the first day. He attempted to join World Series Cricket, but failed, and was appointed captain of the West Indies in 1977–1978 when Clive Lloyd resigned over the Packer issue. Kallicharan was later involved in further controversy when he led an unofficial rebel tour to South Africa in defiance of the Gleneagles Agreement and anti-apartheid protesters in that country who asserted that official sporting structures were discriminatory. He saw out the rest of his career playing for Orange Free State and Transvaal in South African domestic cricket. He is currently manager of Lashings World XI.
Presently, Kalicharan lives in London and is involved in promoting cricket among youth around the country. While in a short visit to United States in April 2011, he held several training sessions on invitation by the Triangle Cricket League in Raleigh-Durham area, North Carolina. Recently, he visited the city of Detroit and attended an event held by the Detroit Cricket League.
Alvin Kallicharran is Brand Ambassador of United Indians Television.