As Chairman of the United National Congress I am greatly saddened by the passing of Legendary Cricket Commentator Tony Cozier. I offer my sincerest condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the United National Congress as well as the constituents of Pointe a Pierre.
He was the voice of West Indies cricket for many years. Cozier developed a worldwide reputation as a commentator and writer of great repute and was seen as a West Indian cricket treasure.
Cozier, whose father Jimmy was also a cricket writer, began his commentary career during Australia’s tour of West Indies in 1965. Over five decades, Cozier grew into an accomplished media professional across mediums all over the world. He worked in radio and television, wrote books, and was published in newspapers, magazines and on the internet.He edited the West Indies Cricket Annual between 1970 and 1991, and in 1978 wrote the acclaimed book, The West Indies: 50 Years of Test Cricket. In 2011, the MCC awarded Cozier life membership for his services to the game.
It was estimated that Cozier was among the most prolific watchers of Test cricket anywhere. Wisden in 2003 reported that he had watched 266 Tests in his 40-odd years of covering the game up to that point.
As a region and fans of the great game we must be grateful for the invaluable contribution Tony Cozier offered to cricket lovers globally.