Pakistan’s entire squad paid tribute to Bob Woolmer at the team hotel in Jamaica after dedicating their win over Zimbabwe to their former coach. The death of Woolmer on Sunday led to a full-scale police investigation, but Mark Shields, the deputy commissioner of Jamaica police, has told Associated Press there was still no evidence of murder.
“We’re waiting for further information from the pathologist before we make any more statements,” he told the agency. Ten forensics experts spent the day looking for clues in Woolmer’s room on the 12th floor of the Pegasus hotel and footage from security tapes is also being viewed.
Those expecting further updates on the case during a Pakistan news conference at the hotel were disappointed when each member of the squad had a turn to speak about Woolmer. Adrian Birrell, the Ireland coach, was also present to pay his respects.
Pakistan had no hope of qualifying for the Super Eights after the loss to Ireland and Inzamam-ul-Haq, who was playing his final ODI, said the 93-run victory was for Woolmer. “He is not in this world anymore but every Pakistani and every cricket lover is sad about what happened to him,” Inzamam said after the match. “I am also very sad about him and it is why I’m emotional.”
Woolmer died in hospital a day after the shock Ireland defeat, having been found unconscious in his hotel room on Sunday morning. His wife Gill told an Indian television station on Wednesday she did not see any conspiracy in Woolmer’s fate.
“I am aware that his death is being viewed as a suspicious death,” she said in a phone interview. “He had nothing to do with the match-fixing controversy and any such person being involved is highly unlikely. We never got any threats as far as I know.”
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