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About Bob Woolmer

Bob Woolmer is a former South African cricketer and worked as the coach for the Pakistani cricket team. He was found dead in his hotel room in Jamaica on March 18, a day after his team were knocked out of the World Cup by Ireland. Jamaican police believe he was murdered, but the case is still shrouded in mystery.

Indian Film Director Mahesh Bhatt announced in May 2007 that he will make a film on the death of Woolmer titled Paradise at 2007 Cricket World Cup.

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Ex-coach Mohsin blames Whatmore for disturbing Pak team's 'progress and balance'
Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan has criticised his current counterpart Dav Whatmore, holding him responsible for "hurting the team's progress and balance" and added that the team would have yielded better results if he was allowed to continue.

Pak team needs "foreign coach" who won't worry about politics: Lawson
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should appoint a foreign coach as Waqar Younis' successor because only an influence-free person will be able to take the team forward without succumbing to pressure from various quarters, former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has said.

PCB must sign foreign coach to resolve crisis, says Akmal
Dumped Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal believes that only a foreign coach can turn the national team into a fighting unit and world beaters after the sudden resignation of Waqar Younis.

Aaqib Javed should be Pak cricket coach: Mudassar Nazar
Former Pakistani opener and coach Mudassar Nazar feels Aaqib Javed should be the next coach of the national squad, and adds that current coach Waqar Younis can leave the position with his head held high.

"Akhtar could've played lot more for Pak if he didn't have everybody going after him"
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar could have played a lot more for his country despite his fitness woes, "if he did not have everybody going after him," Dr Tauseef Ahmed, who was appointed as a training and rehabilitation consultant by the PCB for a period of five years around 1999, has said.

Speed's Sticky Wicket most important cricket book published in past 10 years: Roebuck
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive Malcolm Speed's memoir of his time in cricket, 'Sticky Wicket', is an unbiased and relevant eye-opener about what went on behind the scenes in cricket in the past 10 years, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan names Inzamam as best captain, Woolmer greatest coach
Pakistani pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, who is representing Sussex in this English county season, has named Inzamamul Haq as his best captain and the late Bob Woolmer as the "greatest coach" he ever had.

Afridi names Akram, Moin, Inzamam as his top three captains, Woolmer as best coach
Pakistan's limited-overs skipper Shahid Afridi has named Wasim Akram, Moin Khan and Inzamamul Haq as his top three captains and the late Bob Woolmer as the "best coach" he ever had.

Asif pays glowing tribute to late Pak coach and "father figure" Bob Woolmer
Tainted Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has paid glowing tributes to former coach Bob Woolmer on his fourth death anniversary, and said that the former England batsman was "like a father figure" to him.

Woolmer made a big contribution to Pak cricket: Inzamam
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged the Shahid Afridi-led World Cup team against forgetting their former coach Bob Woolmer if they go on to win the tournament on the Indian sub-continent.

Inzamam says Pak should win World Cup for Woolmer
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged the national team to win the ongoing World Cup for late coach Bob Woolmer.

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