Former West Indies bowler Ezra Moseley died on the road after having his bicycle hit by a car.
Ezra Moseley, a former West Indies and Barbados bowler, died at the age of 63 after being involved in a car accident. According to reports, Moseley was hit by a car while he was out riding his bicycle on Barbados’ ABC Highway last Saturday.
Paying his tribute to Moseley, Cricket West Indies (CWI) director of cricket Jimmy Adams said, ‘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 is 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’.
‘After his playing days 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’, he added.
Moseley first made his first-class debut in England for Glamorgan before he played for Barbados. He was also a part of the controversial 1982 West Indies rebel tour of South Africa. After that, he received a lifetime ban from CWI.
The ban didn’t stop him from playing cricket. In fact, he took his time to play for South Africa. He also stayed with Glamorgan until 1986 when he already became a professional in the Lancashire leagues.
Eventually, the ban was lifted for the rebel team. Among all the other players who were included on the list, it was only Moseley who had a chance to be a part of the team again. There, he was picked to be a part of the Test lineup in the 1990 West Indies home series against England. Overall, his international career made him play a total of two Tests and an ODI. To learn more about how these cricket formats are played, visit Betwala.
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