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WIPA reaches out to family and friends

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 5:00 AM

KINGSTON:

The executive and members of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of esteemed cricket journalist Winston Anthony Cozier.

Cozier was considered by many to be the voice of Caribbean cricket. He commentated on almost every West Indies series since 1962. He was renowned for his knowledge of cricket history and statistics.

Cozier worked in radio and television all around the world and wrote numerous articles about cricket. He continued having articles published, with one as recent as last week, mere days before his passing. He was a pioneer in his field, and at the beginning of his career he was usually the only West Indian on the commentary team.

He was the author of The West Indies: 50 Years of Test Cricket and he also had the honour of the press box at the Kensington Oval in Barbados renamed after him.

In 2011, for his contributions to the game, the Marylebone Cricket Club named him a honorary lift member.

Cozier passed away at the age of 75 in his home country of Barbados; WIPA again extends condolences to his family, friends and the entire cricket fraternity.