Former WI pacer Ezra Moseley dies in road accident

Last Updated: Sunday, 7 February 2021 (15:58 IST)
Kingston: Ezra Moseley, former and fast bowler, has died after he met with a road accident. He was 63 years old.

According to a report in Nationnews, Moseley was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Barbados’ on Saturday.
 
The paceman played two Tests and nine ODIs for the West Indies in the early 1990s.
 
‘‘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’s Director of 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.’’
 
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,” he added.
 
Moseley played for Glamorgan in the English county cricket. He then picked up 18 wickets in the Shell Shield (West Indies’ premier first-class competition) in the 1981-82 season.
 
However, Moseley sustained a stress fracture of the back and soon joined the ‘rebel’ tour of South Africa, and was subsequently banned for life by the West Indies cricket board.
 
After the life ban was lifted in 1989, the quick bowler returned to Barbados’ set-up, putting up impressive performances in the domestic circuit. He soon earned his maiden Test cap against England at Port of Spain in 1990.
 
After retiring from the game, Moseley served as the selector of Barbados men’s and women’s teams, and was the assistant coach of the West Indies women’s team that won the World T20 trophy in 2016. (UNI)