Tony Cozier passes away at the age of 75

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Tony Cozier, the West Indian journalist, commentator and writer has passed away at the age of 75 in his hometown of Barbados after an illness.

Cozier never played the game of cricket as a professional, but, still he was a distinguished voice at the highest level.

The veteran commentator and journalist was admitted in hospital on May 3rd for the test of neck and legs’ infection.

Cozier began writing on the game of cricket as a teenager in 1958 and made his commentary debut back in 1965 during the Australia’s tour of West Indies.

Son of Jimmy Cozier, who was also a cricket writer, got popularity as a media professional across all the mediums. He worked in both radio and television. He wrote a number of books, columns and articles.

Tony Cozier wrote a well known cricket book ‘The West Indies: 50 Years of Test Cricket’ and edited ‘West Indies Cricket Annual between 1970 and 1991’.

In 2011, the MCC honored Cozier with the life membership due to his precious contribution for the game.

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