March 23, 2007
Bob Woolmer: Murdered
You what? Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan cricket coach, was murdered?
Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan cricket coach, was strangled in his hotel room "in extraordinary and evil circumstances", the British officer leading the Jamaican police inquiry into his death announced late last night.
There are unconfirmed reports that an arrest has been made in connection with his death.
Deputy Commissioner Mark Shields, formerly of Scotland Yard, said that Mr Woolmer, 58, was murdered in the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, some time between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
A central mystery was that there was no evidence of forced entry into the room and relatively few marks on the former England batsman's body.
"There were no real visible signs externally... There was little evidence of a struggle," he said.
I know that there is huge betting on cricket in Pakistan but it's difficult to think that he would have been involved. Some disgruntled punter after the loss to Ireland?
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