CWI pays tribute to Ezra Moseley

CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams.
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Cricket West Indies (CWI) has paid tribute to former Barbados and West Indies cricketer and former Women’s T20 World Cup winning assistant coach, Ezra Moseley, who died in a car accident on Saturday in his native Barbados. He was 63.

CWI said that Moseley, an athletic fast bowler, played two Test matches against England in 1990 and also nine One-Day Internationals between 1990 and 1991.

He had an outstanding professional career with Glamorgan in English County Cricket and in South Africa for Eastern Province and Northern Transvaal, CWI said.

Overall, it said he played 76 matches and took 279 wickets at an average of 23.31 runs per wicket. He also took 102 wickets in 79 List A matches.

CWI said Moseley was the assistant coach when the West Indies Women’s team won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in India in 2016 and was the current coach of the Barbados Women’s team.

“It has come as a shock to hear of the passing of Ezra Moseley, earlier today, with the tragic news coming out of Barbados,” Jimmy Adams, CWI’s director of cricket said. “The entire CWI family are deeply saddened.

“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,” he added.

“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,” Adams continued. “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.”

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