Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer passes away

Sunday, March 18, 2007

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Pakistan coach BobWoolmer died in hospital on Sunday after being found unconsciousin his hotel room, the team's management told to media.
Earleir, the deceased was rushed to hospital in the emergency ward when he found unconscious in his hotel room.
"Bob Woolmer died in hospital," a team spokesman told reporters.
Bob's family and wife were informed by the team management about Bob's condition when he was brought to hospital, the spokesman said.
It was earlier reported that Woolmer was found at 1545 GMT on the floor of his hotel room unconscious and with signs of vomiting. An ambulance took him to the Kingston University Hospital.
Woolmer, who took charge of the Pakistan team in 2004, was seen late on Saturday night, but officials raised the alarm after not seeing him early on Sunday.
When they went to his hotel room, they saw he was unconscious.
Pakistan team manager Talat Ali, their South African based trainer Murray Stevenson and assistant manager Asad Mustafa went with Woolmer to the hospital where he was given medical attention.
Woolmer was last seen in public when he addressed the post-match media conference after his team's defeat to Ireland at Sabina Park.
He talked of the stresses of the coaching job.
"Doing it internationally, it takes a toll on you - the endless travelling and the non-stop living out of hotels."
His contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board was due toexpire on June 30 but it was widely expected he would part company with them after the World Cup which is scheduled to finish on April 28.
"I would like to sleep on my future as a coach," Woolmer said in Saturday's post-match news conference.
In his playing career, Woolmer appeared for Kent in the English county championship and played 19 Tests for England. He has also coached the South African national team.
It should be noted that Pakistan was knocked out of the World Cup on Sunday after a shock three-wicket defeat to Ireland.

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