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All people seem to want to talk about is the current Ashes series, and whether England are going to reverse the trend of recent series.
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England have created folk heroes again and are on the rise. We have to try to keep cricket on the front, middle and back pages.
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England versus Australia has captured the imagination of the public. I was talking to Sir Alex Ferguson the other day, not about the new Premiership season but the feverish excitement of this Ashes.
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Genghis Khan was a fascinating man and way ahead of his time.
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I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad.
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I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for.
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I think I'd struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.
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I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way. We are watching the two best teams in the world-and I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
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I watched children dying. That will be the image that will stay with me.
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I'm not a great one for looking back.
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If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it?
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Most sports I enjoy with a passion.
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Retiring for good wasn't difficult. I knew at the time it was right. I was no longer capable of achieving the standards I'd set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
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Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.
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Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions.
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The people in the villages had turned in on themselves. You can understand it. When you have a bad day on the field, what do you do? Talk to your teammates.
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The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better.
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There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
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There will be no politics, no ifs and buts; if we see something and feel that work needs to be done, we will get people here we can rely on and ensure it is done in the same thorough way as our other projects.
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These days, I play a lot of golf.
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Tiger Woods... The way he handles himself and conducts himself while performing brilliantly is a credit to him.
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To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
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To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport.
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What the people here need is not just facilities for sport, it's a structure to their sport. Cricket, volleyball, table tennis, it doesn't matter; start a league again and then there's something to look forward to.
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What was the official estimate of the casualties? 31,000. Nobody I've spoken to says it's less than 50,000 in the Galle district alone.
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What's happened has happened, so what can we do to make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That's why we're here.
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When you have a long-term injury, and you're out for a year, it knocks the stuffing out of you. That's the roughest time for many sportsmen, because you can never tell if you're going to be able to come back at the same level.
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Winston Churchill would be great to have around the table.
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You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives.
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