Woolmer: Cricket’s Big Loss

It was shocking to hear the news of Bob Woolmer’s death shortly after his team, Pak bombed out of Cricket World Cup. Woolmer was one of the leading thinkers of the game. It is a well known fact that he was the first to introduce the use of computers into cricket. The entire cricketing world has followed his path of incorporating the use of latest technology in cricket. His death is a huge loss to the entire cricketing world.

Its highly likely that the stress had a lot to do his sudden death. Pak performance this world cup has been dismal to say the least. Despite being an excellent coach Woolmer could do little to turnaround Pakistan’s politics-ridden cricket. I wouldn’t have been surprised if Woolmer had a book in the works (considering the number of cricket books these days) covering his experiences of coaching Pak and dealing with its internal politics.

Woolmer still clearly had a lot to offer the cricketing world and it was sad and unfortunate that this happened.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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