Pakistan Cricket Coach Wasn't Murdered

New tests show Bob Woolmer died of natural causes
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2007 9:21 PM CDT
Pakistan Cricket Coach Wasn't Murdered
Pakistan head coach Bob Woolmer instructs his players during a practice session at Kensington Park in Kingston, Jamaica, in this March 12, 2007 file photo. Pakistan World Cup cricket coach Bob Woolmer died from natural causes and was not strangled as earlier claimed, Jamaica's police commissioner said...   (Associated Press)

Police in Jamaica ruled today that Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes, reversing their previous stance that he had been murdered. Found dead in a Jamaican hotel room the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland in March's World Cup, the 58-year-old coach was originally said to have been strangled.

Three independent pathologists and a toxicologist have overruled the original pathologist who said, four days after cleaning staff found the Briton's body, that a broken neck bone suggested foul play. Now angry members of the Pakistan cricket team who were smeared in the ensuing press frenzy are weighing legal action against the Jamaican police. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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