Famous West Indian cricket writer, commentator and journalist Tony Cozier passed away on 11 May 2016 in Barbados. He was 75.
Tony Cozier: The voice of West Indies cricket
• Born on 10 July 1940, Winston Anthony Lloyd Tony Cozier was a cricket writer and commentator on West Indian cricket from 1958 until his death.
• He was described as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of cricket.
• He studied journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa.
• He began his reporting career in 1958.
• In 1961, he became the editor of the Barbados Daily News where he worked with retired cricketer Everton Weekes.
• He played hockey as a goalkeeper for Barbados and cricket as a batsman and wicket-keeper for two local Barbados clubs.
• His first Test Match commentary on radio was on West Indies v Australia in 1965.
• He was a member of the BBC's Test Match Special commentary team.
• He also commentated for Channel Nine in Australia and Sky Sports.
• During his commentating career, he covered every Wisden Trophy series except one.
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