ICC World Cup: Pakistan vs Ireland clash will evoke memories of Bob Woolmer's death
Pakistan and Ireland will relive nightmarish memories of the World Cup's most tragic moment eight years ago when they clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday
Adelaide: Pakistan and Ireland will relive nightmarish memories of the World Cup's most tragic moment eight years ago when they clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. It was on March 17, 2007 that the unheralded Irish team stunned Pakistan in a group match at Sabina Park, Jamaica.
The loss knocked Pakistan out of the tournament but a bigger shock awaited them a day later when their coach Bob Woolmer (58) was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room in Kingston.
Senior batsman Younis Khan, the only member of that 2007 Pakistan squad still involved with the ongoing World Cup, admitted he still missed Woolmer, their coach for three years from 2004.
"This is surely a very emotional game for me and all of us," Khan said of Sunday's match which takes place almost to the day of the tragic events eight years ago.
"I remember Bob a lot, he contributed so much to Pakistan cricket. Hope we can win this game and some more in the World Cup," said Younis.