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The cricket World Cup has been rocked by the news that Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer has died in hospital after being found unconscious in his Jamaican hotel room. Woolmer, 58, was found on the floor of his room at the Pegasus Hotel unconscious at 10.45am on Sunday morning. The former England test player was last season at the press conference following Pakistan's shock World Cup exit at the hands of Ireland. After being found in his hotel - just a short distance from the Sabina Park ground, Woolmer was taken to the emergency department of the University Hospital in Kingston. Woolmer was discovered with signs of vomiting, but as yet no explanations for his collapse have been released. "Robert Andrew Woolmer has passed away today and the entire Pakistan team and management are shocked and saddened by his passing," team spokesman Parvez Mir said reading a statement. "His next of kin have been informed and we extend our deepest condolences to his family. The chairman of the PCB has also been informed. "There will be a coroner's inquest and in keeping with Jamaican law an autopsy will take place into his death. "Further information will be released by the PCB at the earliest opportunity once it has been received from the hospital." Mir added: "Hotel staff found him about 1030. He had blood on him and there was vomit on the walls." Mir also revealed that Woolmer suffered from a medical condition - but said it was too early to say whether it played a part in his death. Hours after he was admitted to hospital, the sad news of Woolmer's death was released - a tragic development which overshadows Pakistan's World Cup demise. Woolmer, who was born in India, played Test cricket for England and made a successful move into coaching with Warwickshire, South Africa and then Pakistan. Woolmer has endured difficult recent times with Pakistan, including the infamous forfeited Test in England and the ensuing ball-tampering row. The drugs scandal involving Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif overshadowed both the ICC Champions Trophy and the build-up to the World Cup. One of the favourites to go on and lift the trophy, Pakistan then went out after just five days of the tournament after losing to Ireland.

One of the most well-respected coaches in the world, Woolmer had been strongly linked with taking over from Duncan Fletcher as England coach as his contract with the PCB expired after the World Cup.



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he was surely a great coach, but more than that a loving and great person!!... his love for the pak players was always there, and every player stood by him, as he stood by them!

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May his soul rest in peace
i m gng to miss woolmer alot Cry ..

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'He gave his life to cricket and paid for it' - Donald

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March 18, 2007

The cricket world was shocked to learn of Bob Woolmer's sudden death in Jamaica, a day after Pakistan's early exit from the World Cup. The tributes have started coming in. Here are the early ones:

"The news was pretty devastating, to be honest. He was a very, very close friend, actually more than as a coach.... He was a very respected man. We were together with Warwickshire and South Africa. Bob was an extremely professional man, was an extremely soft person, gave his life to cricket and probably paid for it."
Allan Donald

"I am shocked and badly hurt. We have lost a good coach and a good person."
Inzamam-ul-Haq


"We had a marvelous time together. Can't believe it happened. It happened so quickly. We can't do anything about it... huge tragedy for Pakistan cricket, a huge shock for the nation. Don't think I can take it very well.... Was a lovely man, very understanding..."
Shoaib Akhtar

"It's a great shock, great tragedy. Didn't know that he was diabetic and had high blood sugar. We had a good relationship with him. He was a thorough professional; he was a wonderful person to work with.... My condolences to his family" -
Wasim Bari

"Our thoughts are with Bob's family. This has come as a huge shock to all of the England team. "He was a figure who commanded great respect within world cricket and he will be sorely missed."
Andrew Walpole, the ECB media manager

We are extremely grieved at his pasing away. On behalf of the PCB let me say it's a moment of extreme grief for all of us. He met with a heart attack and died in hospital in Jamaica . This is all we know at this moment.... Bob was one of the greatest coaches in Pakistan and in world cricket... "
Amir Bilal, member of Pakistan Cricket Board

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i can just picture woolmer sitting in front of the computer during every match... i will really really miss the guy! Cry

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'He gave his life to cricket and paid for it' - Donald

Cricinfo staff

March 18, 2007

The cricket world was shocked to learn of Bob Woolmer's sudden death in Jamaica, a day after Pakistan's early exit from the World Cup. The tributes have started coming in. Here are the early ones:

"The news was pretty devastating, to be honest. He was a very, very close friend, actually more than as a coach.... He was a very respected man. We were together with Warwickshire and South Africa. Bob was an extremely professional man, was an extremely soft person, gave his life to cricket and probably paid for it."
Allan Donald

"I am shocked and badly hurt. We have lost a good coach and a good person."
Inzamam-ul-Haq


"We had a marvelous time together. Can't believe it happened. It happened so quickly. We can't do anything about it... huge tragedy for Pakistan cricket, a huge shock for the nation. Don't think I can take it very well.... Was a lovely man, very understanding..."
Shoaib Akhtar

"It's a great shock, great tragedy. Didn't know that he was diabetic and had high blood sugar. We had a good relationship with him. He was a thorough professional; he was a wonderful person to work with.... My condolences to his family" -
Wasim Bari

"Our thoughts are with Bob's family. This has come as a huge shock to all of the England team. "He was a figure who commanded great respect within world cricket and he will be sorely missed."
Andrew Walpole, the ECB media manager

We are extremely grieved at his pasing away. On behalf of the PCB let me say it's a moment of extreme grief for all of us. He met with a heart attack and died in hospital in Jamaica . This is all we know at this moment.... Bob was one of the greatest coaches in Pakistan and in world cricket... "
Amir Bilal, member of Pakistan Cricket Board

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a sad news! Cry

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