Routine exercise as part of police probe, says team media officer March 23, 2007

DNA testing for Pakistan players

Cricinfo staff



The Woolmer investigation continues with DNA testing for all Pakistan players © Getty Images

Pakistan players and officials will undergo DNA testing following police confirmation that coach Bob Woolmer was strangled. The players had been fingerprinted on Thursday afternoon and Pervez Mir, the media manager, told Reuters that the DNA testing was just a routine exercise to assist the police identify Woolmer's assailant.

"It's one of those routine things they do, at least here in Jamaica as far as I'm informed," Mir said. "It's some sort of a swab that they put in your mouth and then put it in a plastic container. It takes about 25 seconds."

The players were supposed to take the tests the same day they were fingerprinted but instead were allowed to leave Kingston for Montego Bay after spending time with Mark Shields, Jamaica's deputy commissioner of police who is now heading the police investigation.

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