‘Woolmer was planning to retire’

Monday, November 12, 2007

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Bob Woolmer was planning to retire from international cricket after the World Cup, Murray Stevenson, the Pakistan team’s former fitness trainer, told the inquest into the former Pakistan coach’s death.

Stevenson said Woolmer had told him minutes after Pakistan’s loss to Ireland on March 17 — which led to Pakistan’s elimination from the tournament — the match against Zimbabwe would be his last.

“He told me he had two bottles of champagne in his room at the hotel and we would drink it on Wednesday when the team played Zimbabwe, because it would be his last game in international cricket,”
Stevenson was quoted in the Jamaica Gleaner.

Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room the next day and was declared dead after being taken to the hospital.

Stevenson indicated Woolmer was apprehensive of returning to Pakistan after the loss to Ireland and that he overheard him talking to Asad Mustafa, the Pakistan team’s operations manager.

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