(Condolences to Woolmer's family and friends.)
On the evening before he was murdered, some hours after Pakistan had unexpectedly lost against Ireland, Bob Woolmer gave an interview to the BBC, which I heard on Five Live. The (female?) interviewer asked him to explain the woeful batting display by his team. He agreed that it had been a terrible performance, and said that the dismissals of three of the batsmen had been inexplic... Here he stopped, checked himself, and then said that the dismissals of - and here he named the three batsmen - were inexplicable. I think the names he gave were Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Mahmood and Kamran Akmal (although I've bolstered my memory with this Cricinfo report [link]).
I've since looked at the dismissals on YouTube and agree that all three, but especially the last two, appear soft, but I'd also point to the other Pakistan dismissals that are caught in the slips. Some of the Pakistani batsman appear to be giving the Irish slip-fielding practice. I've tried to have a soft spot for Inzamam-ul-Haq over the years but I'm afraid his dismissal looks even softer than the three spotlighted by Woolmer. It appears to me, and I'm sure it did to Woolmer, that the Pakistan team deliberately threw the match. All ten Pakistani wickets were catches - no LBWs, stumpings or run outs.
In that (last?) radio interview, I thought Bob Woolmer's frustrations overcame him. Even though there was one more match to play in the World Cup, and he was still under contract with the PCB for months, it sounded as though his hurt pride would not tolerate him staying quiet about his suspicions of what had happened that day. So he named names. I think that, in his bewilderment, he threw caution to the wind, believing perhaps that he was in a strong enough position, and close enough to the exit-door, to do so. But it seems like he wasn't.
I'm not suggesting that any of the above-named players was the murderer - I am suggesting that Woolmer, in that radio interview, crossed a line that he couldn't uncross; he had become an insider starting to blow the whistle; and that he created a mortal enemy or enemies in so doing.
Well, that's my theory, anyway. I hope the Beeb has the nous to recognize the possible import of that interview and to send it to the Jamaican police.