Veteran Sports Journalist Tony Becca Dies At 78

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Veteran sports journalist Tony Becca died here in hospital on Feb. 28. He was 78.

Becca, who was best known for his coverage of cricket, was being treated in hospital for the mosquito borne dengue fever and reportedly developed complications.

For many years, he was the sports editor with The Gleaner newspaper. In October 2005 Becca was inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in Hartford, Connecticut for his contribution to the development of the sport in the U.S.

Becca covered more than 100 Test cricket matches during his career and went on numerous overseas tours with the West Indies cricket team.