West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75

West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75

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West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75

 

– “the voice of West Indies cricket,” Tony Cozier has been confirmed dead on Wednesday.

– The legendary commentator died Wednesday at 75

West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75
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West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75

Popular and one of world’s most respected cricket commentators,” Tony Cozier has given up the given up the ghost on Wednesday night.

Late Tony had made his career test match debut match some 50 years ago and has been a major voice to reckon with in world cricket.

He had also made impact off the shores of cricket as he was also a renowned author.

Born in Bridgetown in 1940, he made his BBC Test Match Special debut in 1966 and also wrote several books.

He started reporting in 1958 and seven years later he hit the airwaves for the first time.

The son of a journalist, Cozier studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and began commentating and writing on West Indian cricket in 1958.

West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75

After the news of his death was broken, a number of top notch figures in the sporting world have since been commenting on his achievement .

“Tony was the master of going between TV and radio ball-by-ball commentary. He was the master of both,” BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said.

 

“He’s easily the best I’ve come across in 25 years at being able to do both disciplines.”

“Since his Test Match Special debut 50 years ago this summer, Tony has been a very popular commentator on the programme during matches against West Indies and throughout many major tournaments.

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“His voice was one of the most recognizable in the game and he will be sadly missed. We pass our condolences to his family and friends.”

He played hockey as a goalkeeper for Barbados and cricket as an opening batsman and wicket keeper for two Barbados clubs, Wanderers and Carlton.

In December 2011, he was awarded honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club for services to the game, and the media center at the Kensington Oval in Barbados is named after him.

West Indian commentator Tony Cozier dies at 75