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Woolmer: Inzamam and Mushtaq grilled

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NEW: Pakistani cricket team scheduled to leave Jamaica Saturday
• Police take DNA samples from players, managers, trainers
Betting on cricket among lines of inquiry, police official says
• Woolmer died less than 24 hours after stunning World Cup defeat
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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (CNN) -- The Bob Woolmer murder investigation took a dramatic turn on Saturday as police re-interviewed Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and acting head coach Mushtaq Ahmed.

The pair were due to leave Jamaica with the rest of the Pakistan team in the evening and were later released.

The team has already provided DNA samples to police who are investigating the strangling death of their coach Woolmer last weekend.

Pervez Mir, the Pakistan team spokesman, told Sky Sports News that it was a "dramatic development."

"I can confirm after taking to Mark Shields (the detective in charge of the investigation) that this is a routine matter and that there were certain things that they had overlooked.

"There is nothing to be alarmed about and the entire team can go as planned," he said.

This was confirrmed by deputy police commissioner Shields in a press conference later on Saturday, who said the Pakistan team and officials had fully co-operated with his investigation.

He said that the pair had been questioned to "clear up ambiguities."

"As far as I am aware is that as of this moment the team are free to go they have answered all questions and are on their way to the airport."

Inzamam told Sky Sports News that he had been subjected to "routine questioning," and was looking forward to leaving the Caribbean later that evening.

"It was nothing, just one question, nothing special," the 37-year-old Inzamam said, without specifying what the police asked of him.

"There have been so many rumors but we are going home tonight and everything is clear. The police said we are free to go home."

Before departing Jamaican capital Kingston for Montego Bay on Thursday, all members of the Pakistani contingent had given statements to police and were fingerprinted.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani cricket official said he received an e-mail from the team coach that was sent after the game Saturday saying he was retiring from the sport and would live out his life in South Africa.

Jamaican police announced Thursday that Woolmer, 58, was strangled to death. He was found unconscious in his hotel room on Sunday and declared dead at a hospital soon afterward. (Watch what has emerged as a possible motive in Woolmer's murder Video)

On Thursday, Shields urged anyone with any information about the case to come forward.

"It's a very busy hotel," he said. "I'm absolutely certain that someone saw something that could help us in this investigation."

Asked about suspects, Shields would only say, "We have a few definite lines of inquiry."

Among those lines of inquiry, Shields later said, was betting on cricket matches and match fixing.

Woolmer's death came only hours after Pakistan's shocking elimination from the World Cricket Cup competition by the massive underdoges Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.

Nasim Ashraf, who resigned as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board in the wake of the defeat by Ireland, told CNN he received an email sent Saturday evening from Woolmer expressing disappointment over the stunning defeat.

"I would like to praise my association with the Pakistan team, but now I would like to announce my retirement after the World Cup to live the rest of my life in Cape Town," the email read.

Police refused to comment on a report by Mir that blood, vomit and diarrhea were splattered over the walls and floor of the bathroom of Woolmer's room. (Watch Mir describe what he saw Video)

Pakistan's loss on Saturday prompted outrage among the team's hard-core fans. In the streets of Karachi -- before the news of Woolmer's death -- protesters burned Jamaica - Cricket Deatheffigies of the team captain and of Woolmer.

Woolmer, who was English, played Test cricket for England in the mid-1970s. He coached the South African national team before taking over as Pakistan's coach in 2004.

-- CNN's John Raedler in Kingston contributed to this report


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Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, left, talks with player Shahid Afridi during team training last week.

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