Ireland squad assist Woolmer inquiry

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, April 19, 2007 (AFP) – Ireland’s World Cup squad have supplied statements to police investigating the murder of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer. These were carried out Thursday at the team’s hotel in Grenada following Ireland’s final World Cup Super Eights match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Debutants Ireland caused one of the major upsets of this World Cup when they beat Pakistan by three wickets in Jamaica on March 17, knocking the 1992 champions out at the first group stage.

Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston the following morning.
“We can confirm that the Ireland squad have supplied statements, fingerprints and DNA samples as part of the ongoing police investigation into the murder of Bob Woolmer,” said a statement issued by team officials on Thursday.

“These were carried out today at the team hotel in Grenada. The Ireland management and players have co-operated fully with the police, and are happy to assist them in any way we can during the course of their investigation.

“These tests were carried out with a view to eliminating the Ireland squad from their enquiries.”

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