Cricket World Cup

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Cricket Attack Raises Fears for Sports Events

Teams cancel Pakistan visits; 20 arrested in attack

(Newser) - As Pakistani officials arrested some 20 suspects in yesterday's attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore, new fears emerged that sports events may become a new target for terrorists, reports the Times of London. One international team canceled a trip to Pakistan last night, and the country's plans to... More »

Pakistan Cricket Coach Wasn't Murdered

New tests show Bob Woolmer died of natural causes

(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... More »

Aussies Dismantle South Africa

Australian Juggernaut to Face Sri Lanka in Cricket Final

(Newser) - Australia's wily bowlers looked unbeatable in an all-around thumping of fellow Antipodeans South Africa. The Aussies will oppose Sri Lanka in the final of a cricket World Cup marked by controversy and intrigue, including the as-yet-unexplained death of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer following an eliminating loss to Ireland on St.... More »

Cricket Coach Murdered

Woolmer now said to be strangled, after team's surprising loss

(Newser) - The death of Bob Woolmer, the English-born Pakistani cricket coach, was ruled a murder yesterday, roiling the sedate world of international cricket  with a crime investigators call “extraordinary and evil.” When Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica last Sunday, it was thought he... More »

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