Pakistan cricket coach strangled to death |

Pakistan cricket coach strangled to death

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Pakistan’s cricket coach Bob Woolmer was strangled to death in his hotel room after the team’s shocking World Cup loss to Ireland, Jamaican police said Thursday.Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas said in a statement that the pathologist report found that Bob Woolmer’s death was due to “asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation.”The statement, which was read by a police spokesman at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel where Woolmer died on Sunday, said police were now treating the case as a murder investigation.”There is an ongoing murder investigation into the death of Robert Woolmer and as a result the security arrangements at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel are a part of those investigations,” Owen Ellington, assistant commissioner of police, said in a statement also read by a police spokesman.Woolmer, 58, was found unconscious in his blood- and vomit-splattered hotel room in Jamaica on Sunday, a day after his team’s upset loss to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day sealed Pakistan’s ouster from the tournament. He was later declared dead at a hospital.Pakistan cricketers were fingerprinted and interviewed on Thursday by police investigating Woolmer’s death. They were allowed to leave the hotel in the afternoon and travel to Montego Bay.

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