Tony Cozier: Painting Cricket Pictures with Words – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Tony Cozier: Painting Cricket Pictures with Words – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier: He was the chap next door, the neighbor you could trust. But there is more. He was armed with a wealth of statistics that were stored in his memory bank. Each fragment contained bowlers, batsmen and fielders. We knew through him who kept the bowling tight and who were the master blasters. This icon gave life to dry numbers and left us wanting more. The passing of Tony Cozier has created a gash, a dent in the already deep wound that is West Indies cricket. In his final days he had become a trenchant critic of the administration of the game in the West Indies.

His writings ruffled the feathers and he dared to express what the ordinary person thought about the game. Tony wrote with fl air and an elegance that could only be derived as a student that sat at the feet of the cricket sages and was unafraid to speak his mind. For the fans cricket heaven was to have John Arlott, Brian Johnston, Trevor Bailey and Tony Cozier in the same box and with Freddie Trueman chiming in with ‘ I don’t know what is going on out there!’ For those that followed the fortunes of West Indies cricket it was Tony that told it in his unique style.

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  • needybad4u  On 06/07/2016 at 4:00 am

    An excellent article on the cricket commentator legend, Tony Cozier by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine. His conversational style makes compulsive reading to the end. It is so true, as I recall from my youthful days listening to cricket on the radio, if it’s not Tony Cozier from the commentary box, you’re not imagining the play ball by ball.
    ~Leonard Dabydeen

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