Cricket West Indies pays tribute to former player and coach Ezra Moseley

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Cricket West Indies pays tribute to former player and coach Ezra Moseley

Ezra Moseley (R) with Clive Lloyd (L) © Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies (CWI) paid tribute former West Indies fast bowler Ezra Moseley, who passed away in a traffic accident in Barbados on Saturday (February 6). According to reports, he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Bridgetown.

Moseley was the assistant coach when West Indies women won the 2016 T20 World Cup in India beating Australia. He was the current coach of the Barbados women’s team. Previously he served as a selector for both Barbados men and women sides.

63-year-old Moseley played two Tests and nine ODIs for West Indies from 1990 to 1991. He played 79 First Class matches and 76 List A matches and represented Barbados and English county side Glamorgan. He took 279 wickets at an average of 23.31, while also taking 102 List A wickets.

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“It has come as a shock to hear of the passing of Ezra Moseley, earlier today, with the tragic news coming out of Barbados. The entire CWI family are deeply saddened,” Jimmy Adams, CWI direct of cricket, said. “Ezra was one of our region’s premier fast bowlers from the late '70s through the '80s and into the early '90s, when he went on to play for the West Indies after playing professionally in the Caribbean, England and South Africa.”

“After his playing day were over Ezra continued to serve cricket in the region by coaching at the junior levels in Barbados and moving into positions with our international women’s team. On behalf of CWI, I want to extend our sincere condolences to his family and let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.”

West Indies allrounder Deandra Dottin also paid to tribute the fast bowler and remembered Moseley’s efforts as a coach.

“Mr Moseley was a very good cricket coach who helped the players in all departments and he was a great team player,” Dottin said.

“As a member of the Barbados team, we benefited from his coaching and advice and also when he was our coach with the West Indies team. It’s a really sad day to see him gone. He did a fantastic job for the players and the game. He was a wonderful man."