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Cops suspect foul play in coach's death

Meanwhile, former pace bowler Nawaz says he is sure that match-fixing mafia is behind Woolmer's death.

cricket Updated: Mar 21, 2007 18:08 IST


Jamaica police suspect that Pakistan's cricket coach Bob Woolmer might have been murdered, a team source said from Kingston on Wednesday.

Woolmer died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday. He was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston and was rushed to Kingston University hospital where he was declared dead an hour later.

"The information we have is that the police feel he might have been murdered," the source said.

Woolmer's preliminary post-mortem report on Tuesday had proved inconclusive and toxicology and other forensic tests were carried out by the media and police teams.

Meanwhile, Geo Television also reported that there was information that Woolmer might have been murdered.

Incidentally, on Tuesday, former Pakistan pacer Sarfaraz Nawaz had claimed that Woolmer had been murdered.

Nawaz, known for shooting off his mouth, said that he was sure the match-fixing mafia was behind Woolmer's death.

Woolmer's death came a day after Pakistan suffered a shock defeat against Ireland and was eliminated from the World Cup.

First Published: Mar 21, 2007 10:59 IST