Woolmer death would've halted World Cup elsewhere - Inzamam

Inzamam-ul-Haq, former Pakistan captain, feels that the World Cup would have been halted anywhere else in the world after the suspected murder of Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach at the time, last month in Jamaica.

In an interview with Geo Super, a local sports channel, Inzamam also suggested the death of Woolmer was due to a security lapse. "If this terrible tragedy had occurred in any other country; If such a security lapse had taken place anywhere else they would have stopped the World Cup," Inzamam said. Woolmer, 58, was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston on March 18, one day after Pakistan were knocked out of the World Cup at the hands of Ireland.

The Pakistan coach was pronounced dead later in hospital and Jamaican police are investigating his death as a murder. Inzamam, who stepped down as captain after the loss and also retired from ODIs, also criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not doing enough to support the players after Woolmer's death.

"The seven days we spent after Woolmer's death were the most tense of our lives. And we were surprised that the board didn't rush someone out immediately to assist us," Inzamam added. Since then, Pakistan has offered to send out a team of investigators to assist with the murder investigations.