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Woolmer's final e-mail released

The e-mail, sent hours before his body was found, was sent to his wife, Gill, in Cape Town, South Africa.

cricket Updated: Nov 20, 2007 15:44 IST

Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was a "little depressed" following his team's ouster from the World Cup but he was looking forward to going home, according to an e-mail that may have been his final words before his surprise death.

A police official on Monday read the e-mail to jurors in the inquest into the death of Woolmer, who was found sprawled on the bathroom floor of his Kingston hotel room on the morning of March 18, a day after Pakistan was upset by Ireland and eliminated from the tournament.

The e-mail, sent hours before his body was found, was sent to his wife, Gill, in Cape Town, South Africa.

"Hi, darling, feeling a little depressed currently as you might imagine," the note begins.

Woolmer, a native South African and highly regarded former player, then went on to critique the performance of his team in the World Cup, which was being held in the Caribbean.

"Our batting performance was abysmal and my worse fears were realised," he wrote. "I could tell the players were for some reason not able to fire themselves up."