March 22, 2007

World Cup 2007

Living next door to the Woolmer investigation

Peter English

Chloe Saltau speaks to Trent Johnston, the Ireland captain, who is staying four rooms down from the one Bob Woolmer was found in at the Pegasus Hotel in Jamaica.

"It's sort of spooky," Johnston said in the Sydney Morning Herald. "There wasn't too much sleep had last night after the press conference where they escalated the investigation to the level they have. It's lock your door and that sort of stuff.

"The police were down the hallway today, and it looks like the forensic guys are in there turning the place upside down. It's a strange feeling to have excitement one moment [at beating Pakistan] and then to find out that someone who was actually part of the game has passed away. It's unbelievable."

In cricket news Robert Craddock writes in the Courier Mail the South Africans want to target the spinner Brad Hogg at St Kitts on Saturday.

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