Revered West Indies commentator Cozier dies aged 75


Revered West Indies cricket commentator and writer Tony Cozier has died at the age of 75, BBC Test Match Special (TMS) have confirmed.

Cozier has been a stalwart of cricket in the Caribbean and his distinctive voice has made him one of the most iconic broadcasters in cricket.

During his distinguished career, Cozier was a part of the TMS line-up and has also worked for Channel Nine in Australia.

"So sad to hear that Tony Cozier the voice of Caribbean Cricket and @bbctms commentator for 50 years has died," read a post on the TMS Twitter account.

In 2011, Cozier was awarded honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club, while the press box at the Kensington Oval is named in his honour.

A Tweet from the official account for Lord's cricket ground read: "Very sad to hear the news that Tony Cozier has passed away #RIP."

South Africa paceman Dale Steyn responded to a post by writing: "His voice will echo in my mind forever! Condolences to the Cozier family."

Cozier first commentated on West Indies during their Test series victory over Australia in 1965.