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Renowned commentator Tony Cozier died

Tony Cozier was described as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of cricket.

May 12, 2016 14:17 IST
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Tony CozierFamous 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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