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'A sad day for world cricket'

March 20, 2007

March 18, 2007 was a sad day for cricket. Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died in a Jamaica hospital after being found unconscious in his hotel room the morning after his side's shock defeat to minnows Ireland, that ended their chances of progressing in the World Cup.

The former England batsman was made coach of Pakistan in June 2004, before which he had a successful tenure as coach of South Africa and English county Warwickshire.

  • Bob Woolmer dead | Condolences | Fact file
  • Before turning to coaching, Woolmer played 19 Tests and six one-dayers for England during the 1970s.

    Former India wicketkeeper and chairman of selectors, Kiran More, pays tribute to the cricketing legend.

    'It was a sad day because he still had a lot to offer to the world of cricket,' he told Special Correspondent Harish Kotian.

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