Monday, March 19, 2007

bob woolmer r.i.p.

(in his playing days)

unbelievably shocking - the pakistan coach, just a few hours after his team had been unexpectedly knocked out of the world cup, has died at the age of 58.

bob woolmer was a well-known cricketer when i first started getting into the sport, and current opinion is that while he was never world-class as a player, he became just about the best coach in the world today.

(doing what he loved best)

no reports yet as to what happened, although one piece i read mentioned that he was diabetic. therefore he could have had a heart attack, and the stress of what had just occurred on the cricket field could also have sent his blood sugar shooting up. he was found unconscious in his hotel room, and died at the hospital. it may not be cancer, but it bloody well sucks to have diabetes.

some current reports:

sporting life on yahoo
bbc sport online
the telegraph
ivo tennant in the times
the times obit
david hopps in the independent

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