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Was corruption behind Woolmer's death?

March 23, 2007 10:14 IST

The Anti-Corruption Unit of the International Cricket Council will probe if corruption played any part in Bob Woolmer's death, ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said.

Speed was present in the press conference where Jamaican Police announced that Woolmer had been strangled to death in his hotel room on Sunday.

Lord Paul Congdon, who heads ICC's ACU, would investigate if corruption played any part behind the tragic death, Speed said.

Jamaican Police has already got in touch with ACU, police spokesman Karl Angell said.

Speed, meanwhile, assured that despite the development, the World Cup would continue as scheduled.

Chris Dehring, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the World Cup 2007, assured all that there was adequate security measure to successfully host the event.

"We have reviewed the security arrangements in place and we feel that are adequate," he said.

Former Pakistan pacer Sarfraz Nawaz has recently alleged that a betting syndicate was behind Woolmer's murder.

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