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Woolmer's wife furious at constant media speculations

Gill Woolmer says media speculations about Woolmer's death are causing a great deal of trauma for the family.

cricket Updated: Apr 03, 2007, 12:11 IST

Bob Woolmer's wife is furious with the constant media speculations surrounding the mysterious death of her husband in Kingston last month and said it was causing a great deal of trauma for the family.

Gill Woolmer, who lives in Cape Town, told in an interview that speculations about Woolmer's death on a daily basis were causing the family a great deal of trauma and stress.

Gill referred to reports in the British media which suggested a number of reasons and ways how Woolmer could have been murdered in his hotel room.

Gill, who has refused to travel to Jamaica because of the trauma, told the local Cape Argus newspaper that the family was angry.

"I'm getting a bit angry about it all. I'm not watching the news any more. I'm taking it all with a pinch of salt," she said.

"Mark Shields, the Chief Investigating Officer in Jamaica is still in contact with me and he said all these things they're saying are simply not true."

"He's promised me that I'll be the first one to know if there are any developments," she said.

Gill also said that her two sons, Dale and Russel, were "coping" with their father's death.

"They're okay. Bob was away so often but now he's no longer at the end of a phone. It's going to take a long time to realise that, this time, he's not coming back."

Meanwhile, the Wolmer family and friends will host a memorial service for Woolmer in Cape Town on Friday. Among the many speakers will be a number of former South African cricketers, including Allan Donald and Cliv Rice.

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