ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Tuesday extended condolences to the Cozier family on the passing of Jillian Cozier, the widow of legendary cricket journalist Tony Cozier.
Jillian died on Sunday in Barbados at 76. Her death comes four years after the death of Tony on May 11, 2016 at 75.
CWI president Ricky Skerritt said on the death of Jillian, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Cozier and I want to extend deepest sympathy to her son Craig, daughter Natalie, grandchildren Jodi, Laila and Kailee and the entire family. Jillian was herself a cricket enthusiast in a cricket-loving family. Mrs Cozier was a pillar of strength to her husband, Tony, whose work in cricket journalism was worldwide and world class.”
Craig, who is himself now a leading cricket statistician and broadcast producer, also paid tribute to his mother.
He said, “She was a wonderful lady. She was the rock in the family. My father travelled for over 50 years covering cricket and she was always there to make sure things were in place. She played hockey for Pickwick Club and loved all sports. She was dedicated to her family and will be fondly remembered by all who she came into contact with.”