Robert Andrew Woolmer, 1948 – 2007


Pakistan cricket team’s coach Bob Woolmer died couple of hours back. He was found unconscious in his hotel room. The reason for his death is unknown as of now. He was 58.

The death comes as a shock to everyone and with Pakistan’s early exit from the World Cup yesterday, one can’t help but feel that he might have been under immense stress after yesterday’s loss. His willingness to live and work in Pakistan for the past three years is a proof enough of his love for the country. He shall be remembered for long… May his soul rest in peace!

Life is too unpredictable and fragile! :-(

9 Comments so far

  1. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 1:14 am

    His death is a greater loss than losing out on the world cup run. May his soul rest in peace (Amen)

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 9:09 am

    That was just so tragic and sudden – May his soul rest in peace.

    Inzi gives resignation from Captaincy too and maybe will retire too.

  3. Asim Shahih (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    Poor guy just had it. I would have killed myself too if the Pakistani team got kicked out of the 2nd match. What f*ck-ups. The Pakistani team isn’t good for shit any more. No doubt the team should be blamed for this as thier performance in the series has had a direct impact on thier coach. Imagine a team that killed its own coach !! Shame.

    Our country used to be good 20 years ago in many sport..snooker, squash, cricket, hockey…but now its all gone to the gutter ! Pakistan is become the biggest case of losers in the region.

  4. AudibleSilence (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    1- Bring is body to Pakistan and have offical service regardless wherever he is burried.
    2-Give him highest civil award for service to Pakistani Team.
    3-Fire PCB officials especially Wasim Bari.

  5. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on March 20th, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

    Well, as if the country’s judicual system was not in enough shambles, it goes the same for Pakistan cricket. The cricket team has been told to stay put at Jamaica and not leave until the police says so. They will be shifted to another hotel after their match with New Zealand tomorrow.
    Meanwhile, the PCB chairman, Naseem Ashraf, along with the entire selection committee has resigned and the chief selector, Wasim Bari, has blamed Inzamam for his ‘sloppy captaincy and leadership’.
    Pakistan is not doing any thing major on the international cricket front until the Twenty 20 world cup in South Africa and they have good people in reserve to build up.
    Yonis Khan is probably going to retain the captaincy and PCB is looking in to hiring former New Zealand cricketer and former Indian Coach, Jon Wright, as a possible replacement for Bob Woolmer. This, of course, is apart from the statement by Imran Khan where by he has offered to help Pakistan Cricket.

    Let’s see how the cookie crumbles :)

  6. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 9:16 am


    Jamaican Police now have reasons to believe that Bob Woolmer might have been murdered. There are treating his death as ‘suspicious’ after the post-mortem rendedered ‘inconclusive results’

  7. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    Latest press release:

    “A bone in the neck, near the glands, was broken, and this suggests that somebody might have put some pressure on it. We are now treating this as a homicide.” – The Gleaner quoted an unnamed police officer as saying.

    Also, Scotland yard has confirmed that two detectives from London’s police service will go to Jamiaca to help in the investigation.


  8. Fauzan Sohail (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 11:30 am


    Police have now confirmed that they are treating Bob Woolmer’s death as a murder case. The cause of death has been stated as due to “asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation.”

    Police have also found finger prints in his room not belonging to Bob and the entire Pakistani squad has been finger printed and interviewd in this regard.

    There are also reports that an arrest has been made in this regard already and the person is not of Jamaican origin. Police, while confirming the arrest, are not giving any more information as of this moment.

    Read more at:

  9. WeCite Blog (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Click the link below to view a comprehensive timeline of news and events of Bob Woolmer’s death so far [updates pouring in as we speak]:

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