Pakistan wants to win Champions Trophy for Woomer

Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 14:30 [IST]
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Pakistan wants to win CT for Woomer

Karachi: Pakistan captain Younis Khan has said that Pakistan are aiming to win the Champions Trophy as a tribute to former coach Bob Woomer.

Former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer died during the 2007 world cup, less than 24 hours after Pakistan exited from  the World Cup.

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Younis Khan believes that success in Champions Trophy would be a fitting a tribute to the former coach who spent more than two-and-a-half years in charge, with the majority of the current squad regulars during that period.

"I'll go to Bob's home (in South Africa) and celebrate the Champions Trophy win with his family," said a confident Younus ahead of the Champions Trophy which gets underway on September 22.

Woolmer was the Pakistan coach at the last Champions Trophy tournament in 2006 .

"Bob is the missing portion of our cricket and we feel his absence," added Younus, who is now the regular captain of the side which leaves for South Africa on Thursday.

Pakistan captain said that he was in regular touch with Woomer's widow and sons.


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