Con­cerns about Woolmer

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WHAT HAP­PENED THE LATEST NEWS on Pak­istani cricket coach Bob Woolmer’s death in Ja­maica is that latest find­ings sug­gest that he may have been stran­gled, as bones in his neck were bro­ken. Woolmer – who had ear­lier coached SA’s Proteas – was found dead af­ter Pak­istan lost un­ex­pect­edly to Ire­land. Lo­cal Ja­maican news­pa­pers re­ported that po­lice are now treat­ing his death as a homi­cide. DIE BURGER re­ported that Woolmer’s death shocked the crick­et­ing world and again placed the spot­light on the in­tense pres­sure faced by sports­men at the high­est level. Woolmer laid the foun­da­tion for the cricket SA now plays, the pa­per said, and the game had lost a ma­jor force. The Star said many crick­et­ing he­roes whose ca­reers he helped to form mourn Woolmer’s death.


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