WICB waits to respond to Cozier lawsuit


March 14, 2016
@Normal:WICB president Dave Cameron

Head of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, said he and his team will at the appropriate time respond to a lawsuit that has been filed against him by long-standing West Indies cricket commentator Tony Cozier.

The 75-year-old Cozier, a voice of regional cricket for more than 50 years, recently filed the lawsuit in Barbados seeking damages on the grounds of defamation of character.

This, Cozier said, follows statements made by Cameron at a WICB town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in Barbados last May.

"He (Cozier) has lodged a suit, and there are many of us who have had lawsuits before," Cameron said in response to questions posed by STAR Sports as it relates to the matter, at the end of the recent WICB's annual general meeting in Kingston.

"We will (therefore) speak to it at the appropriate time," he disclosed.

According to media reports emanating from Barbados, Cameron, when asked at the town hall meeting if there was a ban on Cozier doing television commentary for the West Indies, said: "There is no ban on Cozier."

"The challenge is, Cozier has gotten to an age and everyone needs to agree that he is not actually seeing very well any more and we are being very, very frank about that.

"It has nothing to do with him as a person and we don't believe the quality of the commentary benefits from having him on television. He still continues to do radio."

Cozier is being represented by Queen's Counsel Peter Symmonds.

- J.L.

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