Inzamam, Mushtaq questioned in Woolmer murder probe

Published: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 8:59 [IST]
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Kingston (Jamaica):Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and assistant coach Mushtaq Ahmed were being questioned by Jamaican police on Saturday investigating the murder of coach Bob Woolmer, the team spokesman said.

"We heard from our liaison officer that the police wanted to talk with Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mushtaq Ahmed -- those talks are going on now," Pervez Mir said.

"We'll just have to hear what the outcome is."

The news came some three hours before the team had been due to fly out of Montego Bay airport at 1840 (2340 GMT) on Saturday, via Kingston and London back to Pakistan.

Asked if the duo would still fly out as scheduled, Mir said "I don't know, we just have to wait and see outcome of this query."

The murder of Woolmer, 58, by strangling last Sunday has rocked the World Cup and completely overshadowed the action.

Police said they were looking for one or more culprits and had said that the Pakistan team were not suspects.

"We found out about 30 minutes ago while we were having lunch," Mir added. "We just heard that they had been asked and our manager is with them.

"We're just waiting to hear the outcome of their report and we are complying with whatever necessary questions they have.

"I'm sure it's not going to be a big deal."

The seven-week World Cup culminates in the Barbados final on April 28.


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