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Bob Woolmer Dead

MissPovaFan
03-18-2007, 07:29 PM
Shocking and sad news from the West Indies where Bob Woolmer the Pakistan coach has died in hospital after being found unconciouss this morning in his hotel room.

Very very sad news :sad:

Langers
03-18-2007, 07:39 PM
Yeh I can’t believe it, just in shock at the moment. :eek:

adee-gee
03-19-2007, 12:15 AM
I just saw that :speakles:

WTF happened? It's just so weird having seem him on tv yesterday looking fine (if a little pissed off).

buddyholly
03-19-2007, 12:26 AM
I just saw that :speakles:

WTF happened?

Pakistan had just lost a World Cup CRICKET match to Ireland. That would be enough.

buddyholly
03-21-2007, 04:21 PM
:eek: And now they are talking of murder

Mistaflava
03-21-2007, 04:34 PM
Pakistan had just lost a World Cup CRICKET match to Ireland. That would be enough.


Obviously...

Jaap
03-21-2007, 04:38 PM
Pakistan Gambling mafia killed him.

bad gambler
03-21-2007, 08:03 PM
SOME of the biggest names in cricket will be interviewed by police after revelations Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer may have been murdered in Jamaica during the World Cup.

All members of the Pakistan squad, including superstars Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf, will face police after cricket plunged into crisis last night with more news of Woolmer's death.

It was revealed there were two marks on Woolmer's throat after he was found unconscious and lying in his hotel room bathroom near pools of blood and vomit two days ago, less than 24 hours after Pakistan's shock World Cup defeat to debutants Ireland.

Vomit in unusually high places on the walls indicated to police that Woolmer may have been involved in a struggle.

If so, may have known his assailant, given there was no evidence the door to his room had been tampered with.

Investigators have also begun to trawl through security tapes from the Pegasus Hotel in Jamaica where the team is staying with claims last night the former Pakistan coach was about to reveal the shady world of match-fixing in a new book.

Jamaican police have made it clear no one is above suspicion but Pakistan officials insist the team would still head home from the World Cup on Saturday.

Deputy commissioner of police Mark Shields confirmed a murder investigation was under way.

"We have already informed the Woolmer family of these developments," he said.

"Having met with the pathologists, our medical personnel and investigators, there is now sufficient information to continue a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Woolmer, which we are now treating as suspicious."

Woolmer, 58, ordered room service after returning to the hotel on Saturday night after the match.

He was found by a hotel attendant who called an ambulance, but was pronounced dead soon after arriving at hospital.

The room in which he collapsed remained sealed off by police with investigators searching for clues.

Hotel staff were last night banned from talking about the incident, which has left players questioning whether the World Cup should continue.

"There are many conspiracy theories," Pakistan media manager Perves Mir said.

"The police are definitely treating it as suspicious. We cannot believe what has happened."

Woolmer's wife, Gill, said that her husband had not complained of any chest pain after the match.

There were allegations last night by former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfaraz Nawaz that Woolmer had been murdered by a betting syndicate.

Nawaz felt that almost everybody in control of the game is involved in betting and Woolmer was perhaps about to reveal all in a book called Discovering Cricket.

"Has Woolmer carried with him to the grave dark secrets that could have brought ruin upon Pakistan's players?" he said.

"Did he pay for being the unwitting receptacle of information that was never to be shared?"

Nawaz claimed that at least five bookies from Pakistan had landed in the West Indies when the World Cup began and had been in touch with Pakistani players.

Pakistan, which cannot make the Super Eight phase, was scheduled to play its final match last night against Zimbabwe.

The team returned to the training park early yesterday in Jamaica and, in a mark of respect, started their session with a game of soccer, as Woolmer always liked to do.

Team manager Talat Ali denied suggestions his squad would not be allowed to head home on Saturday.

"There are no police restrictions on the team," he said. "As planned, we are flying back on Saturday."

adee-gee
03-21-2007, 08:11 PM
Crazy stuff.

Mistaflava
03-21-2007, 08:14 PM
No surprise here...

Tennis has the same kind of bullshit only it has yet to be exposed

buddyholly
03-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Murdered coaches, drunk English captains lost at sea. I never knew cricket was so exciting.

Bad Gambler, where is that report from? If there were actually pools of blood, then why are the police ''just'' suspicious?

MissPovaFan
03-21-2007, 09:39 PM
It sounded very dodgy the moment the news broke. Too much of a coincidence for it to have been natural I feel.

Jim Jones
03-21-2007, 11:41 PM
reminds me of that Colombian football player who was killed a few weeks after scoring an own goal at the World Cup.

Louche
03-22-2007, 06:07 AM
The Guardian is reporting:

"Radio Jamaica says it has been "very reliably" told that the cause of Bob Woolmer's death has been identified as strangulation."

Peta Pan
03-22-2007, 11:19 AM
It sounded very dodgy the moment the news broke. Too much of a coincidence for it to have been natural I feel.

reminds me of that Colombian football player who was killed a few weeks after scoring an own goal at the World Cup.

I also had thoughts of murder at the moment I heard the sad news. Considering how massive cricket is in Pakistan, losing to a minnow team like Ireland is the biggest sin imaginable so thoughts of a fan killing him entered my head immediately. But then there is the betting angle as well...

I know it's one of the most tragic sporting stories ever and has left me very sad... VERY much like the story of Andres Escobar - shot after scoring an own goal in 1994's WC

Duncan
03-23-2007, 12:48 AM
Shocking piece of news just breaking now and i can't really take it all in. I had my suspicions that this was the case but i didn't really wanna believe it! :eek: This just isn't cricket!

Full story to follow....

adee-gee
03-23-2007, 12:54 AM
Inzaman is prime suspect, police fear that he might have eaten Bob :eek:




Sorry :smash:

Duncan
03-23-2007, 01:00 AM
haha!!!


I shouldn't laugh.. i'm meant to be in shock!

Goonergal
03-23-2007, 01:03 AM
Shocking :eek: It's all over the news now live.

jayjay
03-23-2007, 01:04 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6482981.stm

Woolmer death treated as murder

Woolmer's death has cast a shadow over the World Cup
Police in Jamaica have launched a murder investigation into the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer.
Following the results of a post mortem examination, police said Mr Woolmer had died of asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation.

The chief police commissioner appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Woolmer, 58, was found in his hotel room on Sunday, the day after his team lost to Ireland in the World Cup.

jayjay
03-23-2007, 01:06 AM
This just isn't cricket!


On the contrary, it is. Corruption in cricket has long been suspected and rife, murder always follows on from corruption.

Mistaflava
03-23-2007, 01:07 AM
shocking to a bunch of sheep maybe. Welcome to the real world of sports. This could easily happen in tennis and probably win soon.

shotgun
03-23-2007, 01:40 AM
shocking to a bunch of sheep maybe. Welcome to the real world of sports. This could easily happen in tennis and probably win soon.

:lol: Can someone imagine Uncle Tony being murdered when Nadal loses to a player ranked outside the top 100?

I know, I shouldn't be making jokes about this issue. ;)

justClaudia
03-23-2007, 02:18 AM
:lol: Can someone imagine Uncle Tony being murdered when Nadal loses to a player ranked outside the top 100?

I know, I shouldn't be making jokes about this issue. ;)

hee.

bad gambler
03-23-2007, 04:52 AM
strangulation?...geez..

Langers
03-23-2007, 09:12 AM
Just goes to show what a huge part of cricket the bookmakers are. In many countries the sport is just a mess.

the cat
03-27-2007, 12:49 AM
This is a terrible tragedy. :sad: My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob Woolmer's family. Sadly sports, corruption and violence seem to go together these days.