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Cricket fraternity pays tributes to Cozier

By The Assam Tribune

BRIDGETOWN, May 12 - From Michael Holding to Virender Sehwag, the cricket fraternity mourned the demise of renowned West Indies commentator Tony Cozier and paid glowing tributes to the legendary voice of the game.

Cozier passed away yesterday at the age of 75 following a long illness.

He covered almost every West Indies series since 1962, and is one of the most respected cricket writer, broadcaster and historian to have come out of the Caribbean. He was hospitalised on May 3 for tests related to infections in the neck and legs.

�First of all we have to appreciate that this is a very, very sad day. Not just for West Indian cricket, but for Tony�s entire family,� said Michael Holding, whose autobiography �Whispering Death� was co-authored by Cozier.

Current West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo wrote on his twitter handle, �What a sad day for cricket, especially WI cricket, and the fans. RIP Mr Cozier. Gone but you will never be forgotten.�

Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to their second World T20 triumph, said, �Condolences go out to the families and friends of #TonyCozier That voice will forever be in my head #RIPTonyCozier.�

Former India opener Virender Sehwag said, �Tony Cozier for me you were champagne on air.�

Once a teammate and captain of Steyn, Graeme Smith said, �I�m really upset about the passing of Tony Cozier. He was one of the finest the comm box has ever been blessed with and a good friend. RIP.�

Cozier, whose father Jimmy was also a cricket writer, began his commentary career with the Australia tour of the West Indies in 1965. � PTI

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Cricket fraternity pays tributes to Cozier

BRIDGETOWN, May 12 - From Michael Holding to Virender Sehwag, the cricket fraternity mourned the demise of renowned West Indies commentator Tony Cozier and paid glowing tributes to the legendary voice of the game.

Cozier passed away yesterday at the age of 75 following a long illness.

He covered almost every West Indies series since 1962, and is one of the most respected cricket writer, broadcaster and historian to have come out of the Caribbean. He was hospitalised on May 3 for tests related to infections in the neck and legs.

�First of all we have to appreciate that this is a very, very sad day. Not just for West Indian cricket, but for Tony�s entire family,� said Michael Holding, whose autobiography �Whispering Death� was co-authored by Cozier.

Current West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo wrote on his twitter handle, �What a sad day for cricket, especially WI cricket, and the fans. RIP Mr Cozier. Gone but you will never be forgotten.�

Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to their second World T20 triumph, said, �Condolences go out to the families and friends of #TonyCozier That voice will forever be in my head #RIPTonyCozier.�

Former India opener Virender Sehwag said, �Tony Cozier for me you were champagne on air.�

Once a teammate and captain of Steyn, Graeme Smith said, �I�m really upset about the passing of Tony Cozier. He was one of the finest the comm box has ever been blessed with and a good friend. RIP.�

Cozier, whose father Jimmy was also a cricket writer, began his commentary career with the Australia tour of the West Indies in 1965. � PTI