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Bob Woolmer, the 'computer coach'

March 19, 2007
Bob Woolmer's death at 58 deprives cricket of one of its most innovative thinkers who became a pioneer in introducing modern technology into a centuries-old game.

The Pakistan coach was declared dead in hospital on Sunday after he was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica.

His team had crashed out of the World Cup less than 24 hours earlier after losing to debutants Ireland.

Ironically, part of his duties in a previous job had been to help develop the game in countries which did not play the game at elite Test level. One of them was Ireland.

Text: Reuters | Photographs: Getty Images

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