Pakistan Cricket Coach Wasn't Murdered

New tests show Bob Woolmer died of natural causes
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2007 9:21 PM CDT
Pakistan head coach Bob Woolmer instructs his players during a practice session at Kensington Park in Kingston, Jamaica, in this March 12, 2007 file photo. Pakistan World Cup cricket coach Bob Woolmer...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police in Jamaica ruled today that Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died of natural causes, reversing their previous stance that he had been murdered. Found dead in a Jamaican hotel room the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland in March's World Cup, the 58-year-old coach was originally said to have been strangled.

Three independent pathologists and a toxicologist have overruled the original pathologist who said, four days after cleaning staff found the Briton's body, that a broken neck bone suggested foul play. Now angry members of the Pakistan cricket team who were smeared in the ensuing press frenzy are weighing legal action against the Jamaican police.