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Bob Woolmer RIP

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March 19, 2007

Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer died in hospital on Sunday after being found unconscious in his hotel room in Jamaica.

The 58-year-old was rushed to the University hospital and admitted in emergency care unit after he was found lying on the floor with vomit all around him at 10.45 in the morning.

Woolmer, 58, had seen his team crash out of the World Cup on Saturday after a shock Group D defeat by Ireland at Sabina Park.

Born in Kanpur, India, Woolmer played 19 Test matches for England, scoring 1059 runs at an average of 33.09. But his international career was affected after he joined Kerry Packer's World Series.

Woolmer however made a mark on international cricket with his hi-tech coaching methods with South Africa, where he made the laptop a vital tool in the coach's kit. He was Pakistan's coach since 2004.

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