Esteemed commentator and the voice of West Indies cricket, Tony Cozier, has passed away, aged 75.
Cozier had been admitted to Bayview Hospital in Beckles Road in Barbados and was said to be under doctors’ care and in a critical condition.
Winston Anthony Cozier was born in July 1940 in Barbados and became one of cricket’s great voices.
He is said to have covered almost every cricket series involving the West Indies since 1962. He donned many hats during his lifetime and is one of the most respected cricket writers, broadcasters and historians from the Caribbean.
Born to Jimmy Cozier, a journalist based out of Barbados who founded the Barbados Daily News and was the managing editor of the St. Lucia Voice, Tony Cozier went on to become one of West Indies cricket’s more prominent voices, writing several books and providing commentary for many TV and radio networks channels.
Cozier played cricket and hockey for a couple of local clubs in Barbados. He went on to study journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa. He started commentating and writing on cricket in 1958
In 2011, the Marylebone Cricket Club, accorded Cozier with life membership for his services to cricket.