Tony Cozier

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Cover of Tony Cozier's 1978 book: The West Indies: Fifty years of Test Cricket

Winston Anthony "Tony" Cozier (born 10 July 1940 in Bridgetown, Barbados) has been a cricket writer and commentator for West Indian cricket since 1958.

Cozier is widely renowned for his extensive knowledge of cricket facts and statistics dating back to the 1950s.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cozier is the son of Barbados journalist Jimmy Cozier[2] (who was the managing editor for the St Lucia Voice and founder of the Barbados Daily News)[3] and he studied journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa.[4]

Cozier played hockey as a goalkeeper for Barbados and cricket as a batsman and wicket-keeper for two local Barbados clubs.[4]

Commentating career[edit]

Cozier's first Test Match commentary on radio was on West Indies v Australia in 1965.[2] Cozier is a member of the BBC's Test Match Special commentary team.[3] He has also commentated for Channel Nine in Australia,[5] and is a member of the Sky Sports West Indian Cricket commentary team.[5]

Writing[edit]

Cozier wrote the definitive The West Indies: 50 Years of Test Cricket (published 1978)[5] with a foreword by Garfield Sobers. He was editor of The West Indies Cricket Annual for all its 22 editions.[5]

Honours[edit]

As a tribute to his contributions to cricket, the press box at the Kensington Oval has been named after him.[6]

In December 2011, he was awarded honorary life membership of the MCC for his contribution to cricket.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nice Cozier chat Mail Online, 28 April 1999
  2. ^ a b Tony Cozier ESPN Cricinfo
  3. ^ a b Tony Cozier: A Voice And Vision Caribbean Beat, May 2003
  4. ^ a b Tony Cozier BBC Sport, 30 December 2002
  5. ^ a b c d e Cozier granted MCC life membership England and Wales Cricket Board, 15 December 2011
  6. ^ "Bajan days and nights". Cricinfo. ESPN. 13 April 2012. 

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