Monday, March 19, 2007

Bob Woolmer passes away

Pakistan cricket coach, Bob Woolmer died in a Kingston Hotel on Sunday. Woolmer, 58, was discovered lying on the floor of his room, with vomit around him, at 10.45 AM and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, at 11.50 AM.

Pakistan team manager Talat Ali, their trainer Murray Stevenson and assistant manager Asad Mustafa went with Woolmer to the hospital where he was given medical attention.

Woolmer was last seen in public when he addressed the post-match media conference after his team's defeat to Ireland at Sabina Park.

He made 1059 runs at 33.09 in Tests, with three hundreds, and also took four wickets at 74.75. In all first-class cricket, mainly with Kent but also in South African state cricket, he scored 15772 runs at 33.55 and took 420 wickets at 25.87.

His coaching career started at Warwickshire, and he immediately made an impact as the county won a string of trophies in the early 1990s. That led to him being appointed by South Africa in 1994 and then, after a spell as the ICC's High Performance Manager, with Pakistan.

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