Another death at the World Cup

Former Irish Cricket Union president Robert Kerr died of a suspected heart attack on Wednesday (21st March), the second fatality in four days at the World Cup.

Bob Woolmer died in hospital on Sunday (18th March) after being found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston.

In the meanwhile, there are reports that Soctland Yard will investigate the death of Bob Woolmer.

The Daily Telegraph (AUS) report goes on to say:
Woolmer, 58, had been found in a pool of blood with vomit and faeces in his bathroom in room 375 on the 12th floor of the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

First pictures of the deceased coach appear to show cuts to his ear and eyebrow. reports:

With Jamaican police terming Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer’s death as suspicious, several Pakistani bookies who have gone to the West Indies for the World Cup are likely to come under investigators’ scrutiny. The bookies have been involved in match-fixing in the past.

According to cricket circles in Pakistan, the most prominent member of the group is Khwaja Arif Pappu from Lahore, considered to be Pakistan’s gambling kingpin. He is said to have connections with gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

He is also believed to be close to Tariq Aziz, President Pervez Musharraf’s aide.

Match Fixing

It is quite interesting, what the Qayyum Report had to say about the man who was the stand-in coach for the final game against Zimbabwe, Mushtaq Ahmed.

Salim Pervez alias Paijee appeared before this Inquiry and confessed that he himself had handed Salim Malik and Mushtaq Ahmad $ 100,000 to throw away the final in Sharjah against Australia.

What makes a mockery of it all is:

Inzamam-ul-Haq also appeared. In his view the Singer Trophy match against Australia in Sri Lanka was not fixed. Inzamam-ul-Haq confirmed that an altercation had taken place during the South African tour between Captain and Vice Captain but he felt that no match-fixing takes place in Pakistan.

When most of the players informed the commission that match-fixing is rampant, honourable Inzi was completely unaware of it!

If you have the time, please go through the Qayyum Report in detail.

When it comes to India, there is the "Madhavan Report"

And the King Commission report from South Africa.

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