The ordeal of being treated as "murder suspects" is finally over, but
members of Pakistan's ill-fated World Cup squad say it will not
be easy forgetting the traumatic experience they had in West Indies after
the death of their coach Bob Woolmer.
Though, the news that Woolmer was not murdered and died a natural death brought
relief to the players but, it seems, only time can heal their wounds of humiliation
The Pakistani players were questioned, finger printed and had
to give DNA tests and were only allowed to leave Kingston by authorities 11
days after Woolmer's death.
Inzamam ul Haq who stepped down as captain during the
World Cup shortly after Woolmer's death said the scars will not go away so easily
as the players had been through a lot in Kingston.
Inzamam, who retired from one-day internationals after the
World Cup said, he and the other players had always believed it was a natural
Inzamam, however, said filing a legal case against the Jamaican
Police for messing up the case would not help anyone.
"What has happened has happened. The trauma we suffered
cannot be erased from our memories." "But in future I would definitely
ask the board to handle such things more sensitively. For a while in Kingston
we felt we were alone with no one to support us in trying circumstances,"
The Jamaican police, who brought the curtains down on the nearly
three-month-old murky investigations yesterday, appreciated the co-operation
extended by the Pakistan team and board in helping them in their probe.