March 19th 2007: Quiztion of the Day-7:
In Pakistan the situation I reckon will be far worse considering the history of how they dealt with defeats and losses and I can imagine the stress and tension that the Pakistani players going through as they have already made an exit from the World Cup. To some degree, even the death of their team coach, Bob Woolmer, can be attributed to the same stress. But his sudden and shocking death may not alleviate the fury of the disappointed and irated Pakistani cricket fans. It is indeed sad and unfortunate, but true: the cricket fans of sub-continent nations can not deal with losses and defeats and expects a win every time their team goes on to the field. I have no doubt in my mind , the same fans that are dancing and celebrating now in Dhaka will become furious and destructive if they lose their last game of the division to Bermuda and are thrown out of the World Cup.
Anyway, the current edition of Cricket World Cup has not been good to the friends and families of Cricketers as four untimely and tragic deaths have occurred ever since the Warm-Up matches have begun, so lets have a ‘Quiztion of the Day’ as a tribute to them. Here it is:
Of all the sudden deaths involving cricketer or their family members Bob Woolmer’s (Click on this to see Cricinfo’s Photo-Profile) was the only that had a direct involvement in this World Cup. His sudden death had stunned the entire cricketing world as so many people were touched by him during his playing career for Kent, England, and Western Province & Natal and as successful coach of Warwickshire, South Africa and Pakistan. Earlier in the week the death of Manjural Islam of Bangladesh, who was killed in a motor cycle accident on March 16th and became the youngest test cricketer to die did have a profound effect on entire Bangladeshi Camp as most of them played with him both in tests and ODIs.
Two other cricketers had to deal with deaths in the family. One of them is a legend in the game of cricket and also managed the touring teams after retiring from cricket. He lost his son in a drowning accident two days after the first warm-up game. Another cricketer had to leave the tournament following the sudden death of his aunt to attend her funeral.
Name the two cricketers who suffered a bereavement of a family member since the warm-up games of World Cup 2007 started.