When it comes to cricket, West Indies is not only known for Brian Lara or Curtly Ambrose or Chris Gayle. West Indies cricket writer, commentator and journalist Tony Cozier who is also hailed as the Voice of West Indies Cricket died in his home country Barbados at the age of 75.
Tony had been diagnosed with neck and leg infection and admitted to hospital on 3rd May in Bayview Hospital. He was having health issues and was ill in the recent times because of which he was under medical observation.
Not only West Indian, but the entire cricket sports mourned the death of his iconic West Indies legend. Twitter exploded with his fans and players bidding his soul a good night sleep. ICC posted on twitter about the West Indies’ death
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
Jonathan Agnew, the BBC's cricket correspondent too believes that Tony is one of the best this sports has ever seen.
"He was a wonderfully descriptive and disciplined commentator, his melodic Bajan accent the perfect soundtrack to any cricket match.
"Tony was the master of going between TV and radio ball-by-ball commentary. He was the master of both.
"He's easily the best I've come across in 25 years at being able to do both disciplines."
As a broadcaster, he traveled the world from the sixties to the present decade reporting, recording, analyzing and commenting upon cricket from the West Indies perspective - but always with an international view. His insight, knowledge and sense of history were admired by players, fans and colleagues alike, and his was a voice and opinion you could always trust.
Cricket has lost one of its most trusted and endearing voice...watching cricket from the WI will never be same again. R.I.P. Tony Cozier
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 11, 2016
There are legends of broadcasting & journalism & then there's #tonycozier - a giant of the game he brought to life for millions RIP
— Brian Murgatroyd (@murgersb) May 11, 2016
Depressing news: the legendary Tony Cozier, the voice of West Indian cricket for decades, is no more. RIP
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) May 11, 2016