Tony Cozier ‘the voice of West Indies cricket’ dies

Tony Cozier the West Indian cricket writer, commentator and journalist has died in his home country Barbados, at the age of 75 after an illness.

Tony Cozier ‘the voice of West Indies cricket’ dies
Tony Cozier dies at 75

Tony Cozier started writing on cricket as a teenager in 1958. Even though he never played cricket in his entire life yet he became one of most distinguished voices of the West Indies cricket. He has been described as having an “Encyclopaediac” knowledge of cricket.
His made his first commentary during the West Indies-Australia series in 1965 and marked his presence incessantly thereafter.Over five decades, Cozier grew into an accomplished media professional across mediums all over the world. He worked in radio, television and has also written books.

He edited the West Indies Cricket Annual between 1970 and 1991 and told the world about the reign of West Indies as the world champions. In 1978 Tony wrote the Definitive book “The West Indies: 50 Years of Test Cricket.”

In December 2011, he was awarded honorary life membership of the MCC for his contribution to cricket. As a tribute to his contributions to cricket, the press box at the Kensington Oval was named after him.

“Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Cozier today,” the ICC said on Twitter. “One of the truly great voices of cricket. A huge loss for the cricket community.”

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