First death anniversary of Bob Woolmer on Tuesday

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The first death anniversary of late Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer falls on Tuesday (March 18) but it seems that its un-noticed by authorities of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

58-year-old Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died in a mysterious circumstances in Kingston Hospital after found unconscious in his room in Pegasus Hotel on March 18 a day after Inzamam-ul-Haq’s Pakistan team crashed out of the 9th World Cup after shocking three wickets defeat at the hands of newcomer Ireland at historic Sabina Park.

Pakistan drawn in group “D” after losing their opening game against host West Indies on March 13, 2007 sensationally sent out by Ireland in the biggest upset of the global competition.

It was bleakest chapter in Pakistan cricket history as they were thrown out of two successive World Cups in preliminary rounds of the competition.

Jamaican Police Deputy Commissioner Mark Shields initially declared late Woolmer’s death suspicious and besides betting mafia, Pakistan team was suspected in his murders case. Besides being interrogated, the entire Pakistan team and officials underwent DNA test and were finger printed before their departure for home.

After several weeks investigations by the Jamaican Police Bob Woolmer’s death was declared because of natural causes.

Being high profile coach Bob Woolmer’s death created furor in the cricketing world and several theories were published and shown in the world media before it speculations ended with the final announcement of Jamaican police.

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