first_img Illustrious career Known as the ‘voice of West Indies cricket’, Cozier chronicled the fortunes of the West Indies team for nearly six decades in an illustrious career which saw him rise to the summit of the industry. Cozier was eulogised by son Craig, who described him as an outstanding family man, a true professional and a pioneer in the field of cricket journalism. Cozier was the editor of the West Indies Cricket Annual and was also a senior editor of leading local newspaper, The Nation, with whom he remained closely affiliated up to the time of his death. In 2007, cricket authorities here renamed the upgraded media centre at the redeveloped Kensington Oval, The Coppin, Cozier and Short Media Centre, in honour of his contribution to the sport. Cozier died last week Wednesday at age 75 following brief hospitalisation. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and children Craig and Natalie. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket media titan Tony Cozier was laid to rest here on Friday following a service at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, which was attended by several dignitaries and influential members of the regional cricket community. Barbados’ only living National Hero, Sir Garry Sobers, topped the list of mourners, along with former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons, noted Caribbean jurist Sir Richard Cheltenham, West Indies batting great Sir Everton Weekes, and outstanding former West Indies fast bowler ex-government minister, Sir Wes Hall, who conducted the ceremony. Several former West Indies players were also in attendance including legendary captain and current chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd; legendary fast bowler and current Barbados Cricket Association president, Joel Garner; current West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, and former West Indies vice-captain, Trinidadian Deryck Murray. Barbados Sports Minister Stephen Lashley and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley were also among the mourners.last_img read more


first_imgHere is a selection of Sunday’s gossip from the papers…Manchester City are favourites to sign John Stones from Everton, not that his transfer fee has risen to a staggering £50m. (Sunday Mirror)Chelsea will make a summer move for Atletico Madrid’s £60m-rated forward Antoine Griezmann, IF Eden Hazard makes a big money move to Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)The Glazer family have demanded Manchester United make cost cuts of up to 15 per cent in most departments behind the scenes. (Sunday Express)Real Madrid will bid £23m for Manchester United’s David de Gea, but not until the summer. (Sunday People)Tottenham will make a final bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino before the transfer window closes on Monday. (Sunday Mirror)But Newcastle United are plotting club record £34m bid for Berahino. (Sunday Times)Leicester City have bid £11.5m for Chelsea striker Loic Remy, which is believed to have been accepted. (The Independent) The title-chasing Foxes will also target Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, although Swansea bid £7m for the player on Friday. (Sunday People)Newcastle will offer £7m for Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (Sunday Telegraph)Everton are pursuing Lokomotiv Moscow’s Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 25, as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku. Niasse would set the Toffees back £13.5m. (Sun on Sunday)Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike is on the verge of joining West Ham on loan. (Metro) 1 Sunday’s newspapers last_img read more