OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - It was with great sadness that I learned of
the recent passing of Clifford Cox, Vice President of Cricket Canada.
Mr. Cox, who immigrated to Canada from England in 1956, was a leading
figure in our nation's cricket scene, both as a player and a builder.
He was captain of the Canadian national team before joining the
executive board of Cricket Canada, where he served as Vice President
and was an enthusiastic supporter of women's cricket.
In recognition of his service to the sport, the International Cricket
Council awarded Mr. Cox with a Centenary Medal in 2009. His home
league, the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League, honoured his
contributions by introducing the Cliff Cox Medal, which is presented
annually to the most outstanding player who also demonstrated good
sportsmanship during the season.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my deepest condolences
to the family and friends of Clifford Cox.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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