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‘His was a good innings well played’ – CARICOM SG eulogises Cozier


Posted in: Press Releases | 13 May 2016 | Release Ref #: 69/2016 | 4046

    Tony Cozier
    Tony Cozier

    The body of work on cricket left behind by iconic cricket journalist, Tony Cozier, represented a running commentary and a history of the game in the Region for more than fifty years, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday.

    For him it was a labour of love and it is a legacy the Region would do well to catalogue,” the Secretary-General said in a message of condolence to Cozier’s wife, children and the government and people of Barbados.

    Cozier, 75, died on Wednesday in his home country, Barbados.

    His was an innings well played, Ambassador LaRocque noted, and pointed out that for more than 50 years, “with pen and voice”, Mr. Cozier chronicled West Indies nationally, regionally and internationally.

    While he represented his country at field hockey as a goal keeper, he was an avid club cricketer and it was his passion for the game of cricket that infused his writings and his commentary.  A West Indian to the core, Mr Cozier spoke often of his secondary school days in Trinidad and Tobago as a period which solidified his regionalism,” the Secretary-General said.

     

     

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mourns the passing of one of its most treasured sons, the iconic cricket journalist, Mr Tony Cozier.  For more than fifty years with pen and voice, Mr Cozier chronicled West Indies cricket nationally, regionally and internationally.  For many years his was the only West Indian voice on the airways from across the seas following the exploits of the cricket team.

     

    While he represented his country at field hockey as a goal keeper, he was an avid club cricketer and it was his passion for the game of cricket that infused his writings and his commentary.  A West Indian to the core, Mr Cozier spoke often of his secondary school days in Trinidad and Tobago as a period which solidified his regionalism.

     

    The body of work on cricket left behind by Mr Cozier represents a running commentary and a history of the game in the Region for more than fifty years.  For him it was a labour of love and it is a legacy the Region would do well to catalogue.

     

    The Community expresses its condolences to his wife and children and to the Government and people of Barbados. His was a good innings well played.

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