BBC Radio had a programme on March 19, 2017 to mark the 10 year anniversary of the passing of former Pakistan cricket coach. Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston Jamaica, during Cricket World Cup 2007. Listen to part of the programme here and then my recollection of that period, while I was
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I struck up the courage to request an interview with him and was chuffed when he agreed. I made sure to prepare my questions in advance, as I imagine he would have done, though his elephant-like memory meant that he perhaps did not need to. The interview was carried in two parts in April 2004, such was the extent of his opinions on West Indies cricket.
The person who will be most proud though is Miss Ann, his mother. Back in 2003, I went to the Smith house in Hermitage St Patrick to interview Devon. He was not there so I chatted with his parents first. Sadly, his father passed away a few years ago. As you will hear in the audio clip, Devon loves his parents, and I definitely got that feeling.
…and here are the videos from Denesh Ramdin and Roger Harper from Guyana Amazon Warriors