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Pak wants to win Champions Trophy for Woolmer

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Karachi, Sep 17 (ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Younus Khan has vowed to win the Champions Trophy in honour of former coach Bob Woolmer, who died during the 2007 World Cup.

"I'll go to Bob's home (in South Africa) and celebrate the Champions Trophy win with his family," said a confident Younus on Wednesday.

Woolmer was coach at the last Champions Trophy tournament in 2006 when Pakistan was plagued by off-field problems.

"Bob is the missing portion of our cricket and we feel his absence," added Younus, who is now the regular captain of the side which leaves for South Africa on Thursday.

Younus said he was in regular touch with Woolmer's widow and sons, The News reported.

"I have been in regular touch with his wife and when we won the World Twenty20 in England in June we dedicated the trophy to Bob.

This time too we will dedicate the Trophy to him, because he lived in South Africa," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 18:30 [IST]
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