AUCKLAND: Tony Cozier, the West Indian cricket writer and commentator, has died in Barbados, at the age of 75 after an illness.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Cozier had been admitted to hospital on May 3 for tests related to infections in the neck and legs.
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Cozier today. One of the truly great voices of cricket. A huge loss for the cricket community
— ICC (@ICC) May 11, 2016
“Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Cozier today,” the ICC said on Twitter. “One of the truly great voices of cricket. A huge loss for the cricket community.”
Cozier began writing on cricket as a teenager in 1958 and, despite never having played the game, he became one of its most distinguished voices.
Cozier 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 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.