Caricom Multi-National Security Forces shut barn door way past the Clydesdale searching for Clover – Reaction to Pakistani Coach’s Murder (Follow-Up)

Caricom allegedly has an agency for handling security matters, it’s known as IMPACS: The Implementation Agency for Crime and Security {Ed’s Note: With IMPACS breakdown of its acronym, instead of FOR I’d’ve used AGAINST, as I would not want some sarcastic wag like yours truly sallying forth some pithy comments in light of Woolmer‘s strangulation}the head of that particular arm of the regional grouping is Leonard Robertson based in Port Of Spain, and he issued a statement in light of Bob Woolmer‘s hit-contract….

We of the Caribbean Community deeply regret the death of Mr. Robert Woolmer and the tragic circumstances surrounding it. We extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Woolmer and her family at this most difficult time. This is a loss that has been felt by the entire world of cricket and by the Pakistan cricket team in particular.

We fully support the Jamaican authorities in their investigation of this tragic death and we are confident that they will do everything in their power to bring this case to a swift and just conclusion. The rest of the region stands ready to help in any way it can. In this regard, we reiterate the appeal by the Jamaica Constabulary Force for anyone with information on this tragic incident to contact them.

The Caribbean Community and its international partners have worked closely together ? and with the ICC/CWC WI – on security arrangements for the Cricket World Cup 2007.

Jamaica has been an integral part of this extensive planning process. The Community remains committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all our citizens as well as players, officials, and supporters.

Okay, bravo, unleash the canned applause, now everyone’s had a nice glimpse with the blush-colored Ray-Bans, let’s whip them off for the full harsh glare of what we face… It is so huge that everyone has forgotten Flintoff‘s bender in Castries! The Guardian in the UK is having the proverbial day of fields with the situation –

Match-fixing came to prominence in the 1990s and has never entirely gone away. ..South African cricket administrator Ali Bacher … described the scandal as bigger than the Kerry Packer revolution and the Bodyline series…. Match-fixing does not necessarily relate to the result of the match. It can be about an individual batsman’s score, the number of runs scored from a particular over, or ball, or a bowler’s tally of wickets.

The potential for corruption grew with the expanded satellite TV coverage of one-day cricket, especially in Asia, in the 1980s. Many of these matches were played outside traditional cricket centres, in places like Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto, making them more difficult to monitor.

Meanwhile the Peterborough Telegraph says that an inquest will be held in Jamaica and the coach’s corpse will remain there until the questioning is either concluded or solved –

The development followed talks between the coroner and former Scotland Yard detective Mark Shields, the deputy commissioner of police in Jamaica. Pakistan’s cricketers are preparing to leave the country after being interviewed and asked to provide DNA samples. Police have been scouring CCTV footage and other electronic records from the Kingston hotel where Mr Woolmer was strangled.

On Friday detectives said Mr Woolmer probably knew his killer – or killers – as there was no sign of forced entry. But hotel officials said there are no records of anyone else entering Mr Woolmer‘s 12th-floor room on the night he was murdered.

It was CNN who originally broke the item, but US dailies like the Boston Globe have been following the death as well –

[Woolmer] was found by a maid the next day, lying half out of his bathroom and dressed in boxer shorts. One witness reporting seeing blood and vomit splattered in the room, but another said he saw vomit only in the toilet. Police have not released details about the crime scene.

[A] former Scotland Yard detective was brought to Jamaica in 2005 to help the Caribbean nation get its spiraling crime rate under control, said police were investigating whether more than one person was involved….

John Issa, chairman of the board of directors of the hotel, said there are no records of anyone else entering Woolmer’s room with a card key.

“The records show that no one entered because the keys are electronic and we would have seen this,” he said. Police are reviewing closed-circuit videos from the hotel.

Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has claimed that Woolmer, a former player for England, was killed because he was writing a book that would expose illegal gambling in the sport.

Pakistan team spokesman Pervez Jamil Mir told reporters that Woolmer was upset that proofs of his book had gone missing.

Bob told me the proofs had been misplaced and he was very disturbed.” Mir said. “I don’t know what was in the book but that was his only copy at the time.”

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