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Indian bookie's hand in Woolmer's murder?

March 27, 2007 02:12 IST

The night before his murder, Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer had a blazing argument with an Indian bookmaker in his hotel room, a newspaper report said.

Quoting a senior government official, the Guardian newspaper reported that two Pakistan players told Jamaican police that Woolmer had a blazing argument with a bookmaker based in Mumbai on Saturday night.

"Bob Woolmer said he had just thrown a bookie out of his room. He didn't give any reasons," the official said.

Pakistan has asked to send a detective to Jamaica to investigate what it claims were links between an Indian bookmaker and the murder, the report said.

However, Shields, the former Scotland Yard superintendent who is No 2 in the Jamaican police force, said he was unaware of any bookmakers having stayed at the Pegasus, or any suggestions of Indian involvement.

Indian cricket officials also dismissed the allegations as "speculation and stories", the newspaper wrote.

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