Memorial service for Woolmer to be held in Cape Town

A public memorial service will be held for murdered Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer in Cape Town next Wednesday. "The service will be led by Reverend Jerome Francis who was coached by Bob from the age of 11," said a statement issued on behalf of Woolmer's family.

The event is to be held at the Wynberg boy's high school, with speakers to include former South African cricketer Allan Donald, and Tim Noakes of the Sport Science Institute of South Africa with whom Woolmer co-authored a book on the art and science of cricket. There will be a separate designated area for close friends of the Woolmer family who live in the Cape Town area.

Woolmer, also a former coach of South Africa, was found strangled in his Jamaican hotel room on March 18, one day after Pakistan were dramatically ousted from the World Cup following a shock defeat to minnows Ireland.