Barely hours after the Jamaican Police confirmed that coach Bob Woolmer was strangled to death, Pakistan's team manager Talat Ali sought to scotch speculation that his players were a "suspect" in the sensational murder.
"The impression created is that the Pakistan team is the suspect because the players have been interviewed, that is not correct" Ali told reporters.
"We are being interviewed obviously, there are a lot of other people also who are being questioned. We are being questioned first because we have to leave for Montego Bay and that is the reason why we were interviewed first", he said.
The Police questioned all the Pakistani players on Thursday night and also took their finger prints as part of the investigations into the murder of the 58-year-old former England Test cricketer's mysterious death hours after Pakistan's shocking World Cup exit following a defeat at the hands of minnows Ireland.
"The impression created by the media is that Pakistan team is the only suspect, that is not true. We have spoken to the Police and they are interviewing other people and they will continue to do so", he said.