Cricket Coach Poisoned and Strangled
New BBC investigation claims Bob Woolmer incapacitated
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2007 6:30 AM CDT
Woolmer's coffin arrives in South Africa   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The murder mystery that cast a shadow over international cricket is deepening. A BBC investigation claims Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, found strangled to death last month, was also poisoned. "It now seems certain that he had already been rendered helpless—leaving him unable to fight back," BBC's Adam Parsons reports.

Woolmer was killed in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica just 24 hours after his team lost an important test to Ireland. An army of police are on the case; the new toxicology reports will be given to Jamaican police next week. Woolmer’s body was flown to Cape Town Sunday for a private funeral.