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2 Pak players ordered to stay back in Jamaica

March 24, 2007 09:33 IST

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Jamaican authorities who are investigating Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer's murder on Friday ordered two of the Pakistani players to stay back while an inquest was conducted, the local media reported.

According to TV Jamaica, the two unnamed Pakistani players have been asked to remain in the country while the rest of the team were free to leave.

The inquest was to be conducted in the presence of a jury at the earliest possible time, TVJ reported.

The news comes hours after Pakistan Cricket Board's outgoing chairman Nasim Ashraf told reporters in Islamabad that the entire team would return home on Saturday and the only factor that was uncertain about their travel was their flight booking.

Jamaica DCP Mark Shields had earlier said that the police had not identified any suspect so far.

Earlier in the day, police took DNA samples of the Pakistani players now in Montego Bay.

Woolmer was murdered in his Pegasus Hotel room on Sunday.

The police said on Thursday that the post-mortem report showed that Woolmer died due to asphyxia caused by manual strangulation.

Since there was no evidence of break-in, it is believed that Woolmer, 58, must have known the killer.

Given Woolmer's build, more than one might be involved, the police added.

The Pakistani players had earlier been questioned and fingerprinted.

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