Pak police team to leave for Jamaica to assist in Bob murder case

Karachi, March 31: The probe into the murder of Bob Woolmer on Saturday took a curious turn with Pakistan deciding to send a two-member police team to Jamaica.

The exact reason for Pakistan to send a police team was not immediately known but a top cricket official said they would "cooperate" with their Jamaican counterparts in the investigations.

"The Pakistani police team will leave for Jamaica on Monday and will cooperate with the Jamaican police," PCB Chairman Nasim Ashraf said at a press conference in Lahore.

Ashraf, however, was quick to deny any involvement of Pakistani cricketers in the crime. "I have no doubt that our players are innocent," he said.

Ashraf added he would attend Woolmer`s funeral in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 4.

Woolmer was strangled to death in his room at Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, where the team was staying during the World Cup, on March 18.

Meanwhile, the PCB has constituted an inquiry committee comprising three former players to look into the team`s disastrous show at the World Cup.

"This inquiry team will evaluate performance of each player and submit a report after 30 days," Ashraf said.

Bureau Report