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jamstains
post Mar 19 2007, 04:29 AM
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Died today in Jamaica. Absolutely shocked. Hope there was no foul play involved.
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post Mar 19 2007, 04:30 AM
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guys....i just got a phone call from a friend telling me that the pakistan coach is in the university hospital (where i study)....

i think he is unconscious

but www.abcofcricket.com.com reports him as dead.

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post Mar 19 2007, 04:32 AM
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i heard that he was still unconscious.

the report said 14:30 local time he was still unconscious....

but then again...as i type this....it is now....13:31 in jamaica.

i don't think its a usual death.
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post Mar 19 2007, 04:32 AM
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QUOTE (madclown @ Mar 19 2007, 04:30 AM) *
guys....i just got a phone call from a friend telling me that the pakistan coach is in the university hospital (where i study)....

i think he is unconscious

but www.abcofcricket.com.com reports him as dead.

He's dead, MC. I can't believe it, but he's dead.
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post Mar 19 2007, 04:36 AM
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QUOTE (madclown @ Mar 19 2007, 04:32 AM) *
i heard that he was still unconscious.

the report said 14:30 local time he was still unconscious....

but then again...as i type this....it is now....13:31 in jamaica.

i don't think its a usual death.

It can't be usual if he's only 51. But how unusual, who knows ? He looked right as rain yesterday.
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post Mar 19 2007, 04:38 AM
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QUOTE (madclown @ Mar 19 2007, 05:30 AM) *
guys....i just got a phone call from a friend telling me that the pakistan coach is in the university hospital (where i study)....

i think he is unconscious

but www.abcofcricket.com.com reports him as dead.


Confirmed reports that Bob Woolmer has dies. He was certainly, in my opinion, the best coach by far in international cricket. He was certainly instrumental for lifting South Africa to heights during the Hansi Cronje era and afterwards. He was very progressive in his thinking and was in the forefront of computer analysis of his own players and of the opposition. I know that he will be sorely missed. He had great plans for South African cricket after his Pakistan sojourn. He had married a South African and was very keen to put a lot back into the development of South African cricket.

He played test cricket for England and also coached Hampshire. He was only 58 years old. Cricket will mourn a great man.

R.I.P. Bob.
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post Mar 19 2007, 05:20 AM
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QUOTE (Stirer @ Mar 18 2007, 03:38 PM) *
Confirmed reports that Bob Woolmer has dies. He was certainly, in my opinion, the best coach by far in international cricket. He was certainly instrumental for lifting South Africa to heights during the Hansi Cronje era and afterwards. He was very progressive in his thinking and was in the forefront of computer analysis of his own players and of the opposition. I know that he will be sorely missed. He had great plans for South African cricket after his Pakistan sojourn. He had married a South African and was very keen to put a lot back into the development of South African cricket.

He played test cricket for England and also coached Hampshire. He was only 58 years old. Cricket will mourn a great man.

R.I.P. Bob.



so...he was supposed to return to being the coach of south africa?
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post Mar 19 2007, 05:23 AM
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QUOTE (madclown @ Mar 19 2007, 05:20 AM) *
so...he was supposed to return to being the coach of south africa?

I think it would be fair to say there were a few clubs and countries that would have been chasing his services.
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QUOTE (madclown @ Mar 19 2007, 06:20 AM) *
so...he was supposed to return to being the coach of south africa?


No I doubt that he would have coached South Africa again, but he might have gotten involved in development and perhaps running an academy or fasttracking promising players. He was getting tired of being on permanent tour and wanted to spend time with his family - or at least have a job where he could settle down and have a proper home.

Hey, all this is hearsay. Whose to know? What I can say is that he made an enormous contribution to South African cricket, and not only as a coach. There will be more than a few black bands out there tomorrow.
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post Mar 19 2007, 07:58 AM
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QUOTE (jamstains @ Mar 19 2007, 05:29 AM) *
Died today in Jamaica. Absolutely shocked. Hope there was no foul play involved.




A good friend Dean Jones interviewed on the radio....reckons he was a diabetic which many people would not know. Also reported by Dean. Des Haynes wife lost her battle with cancer today. Sadness all round.
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