He was the first player from the Leeward and Windward Islands to represent the West Indies. (Alphonso Roberts came from St Vincent but was playing in Trinidad when he was selected for the West Indies team.)
Findlay toured Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69, and England in 1969 and 1976. Findlay found the experience and support of his team-mates helpful when he entered the West Indies team, and later remarked, "I never forgot when I first went on tour with the West Indies team. An experienced player was given a younger player as his mentor. Wes Hall was a mentor to me. Jackie Hendriks was the No. 1 keeper, and Jackie would sit with me and pass on his experience."
After his career as a cricketer, Findlay became a journalist and commentated on matches. In 2002 he stepped down as Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies team.On May 3,2007 Mike was appointed West Indian team manager for the tour of England.