WIPA statement on death of Tony Cozier

WIPA statement on death of Tony Cozier

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The executive and members of the West Indies Players’ Association would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of esteemed cricket journalist Winston Anthony Cozier.

Mr Cozier was considered by the many the voice of Caribbean cricket. He commentated on almost every West Indies series since 1962. He was renowned for his knowledge of cricket history and statistics.

Mr Cozier worked in radio and television all around the world, and wrote numerous articles about cricket. He continued having articles published with one as recent as last week, mere days before his passing.

He was a pioneer in his field, at the beginning of his career he was usually the only West Indian on the commentary team.

He was the author of The West Indies: 50 Years of Test Cricket, he also received the honour of having the press box at the Kensington Oval in Barbados re-named for him.

In 2011, for his contributions to the game the Marylebone Cricket Club named him an Honorary Life Member

Mr Cozier passed away at the age of 75 in his home country of Barbados; WIPA again sends its condolences to his family, friends and the entire cricket fraternity.

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