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'My husband was not murdered'

September 04, 2010 15:24 IST

Bob Woolmer's wife Gill on Friday rubbished the stories being spread across the Internet that her husband was murdered in the West Indies during the 2007 cricket World Cup. 

Many blogs, in the past week, on the Internet said the former Pakistan coach knew something about the match-fixing in his team and before he could reveal he died. 

Bob died after Pakistan's shock defeat against minnows Ireland.

"We were given all the evidence, shown the photographs, and based on what we were told by the police in Jamaica, it was not murder. 

"There was no underhanded dealings. The anti-corruption people interviewed 250 people at the hotel. They did a fully thorough investigation. We were happy with it. We had all the information, and we were satisfied," Gill Woolmer was quoted as saying by Sydney Moring Herald

"[The latest allegations] doesn't change that," she added. 

The Englishman's body was found in his hotel room at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston the morning after Pakistan's upset defeat.

Woolmer coached Pakistan from 2004, taking over from Javed Miandad.

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