10 April 2015 Last updated at 09:58



The world has been paying tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia captain and iconic cricket commentator, who has died aged 84.
A pioneering leg-spin bowler, Benaud played in 63 Tests, 28 as captain, before retiring in 1964 to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting.
His final commentary in England was at the 2005 Ashes series but he continued to work in Australia until 2013.
In November, Benaud revealed he was being treated for skin cancer.
Benaud enjoyed a long association with the BBC following his first radio appearance for the corporation in 1960.
"Richie was not just a great cricket commentator, he was one of the finest sports commentators of his generation," said Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport.
"He was an integral part of the BBC team for decades and will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of working with him."
'The iconic voice of summer'

The Australia government has offered to hold a state funeral for Richie Benaud

Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards: "Richie stood at the top of the game throughout his rich life, first as a record-breaking leg-spinner and captain, and then as cricket's most famous broadcaster who became the iconic voice of our summer."
Australia Prime Minister [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "A sad day for Australia. We have lost a cricketing champion and Australian icon. What an innings. RIP Richie Benaud."
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "So sad to hear about the passing of Richie Benaud. The great voice of cricket is no more. He defined an era with conviction and sincerity."
Australia coach [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Our thoughts are with the Benaud family at this time, RIP one of the game's all-time greats. He will be missed by the whole cricketing world."
'A true giant of the modern game'

Benaud helped develop a parody of himself called Desktop Richie on Channel 4's website

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke: "Cricket has lost perhaps its greatest advocate and someone who was a true giant of the modern game. Richie was a marvellously talented cricketer who in the early part of his career gave much to the Australian team as a player and a leader.
"Few could match the breadth of knowledge and insight he brought to the commentary box, and all leavened by his marvellous dry wit which millions came to know and love both in this country and across the world."
Australia's record wicket-taker [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Dear Richie, you were a legend on all levels and rightly so too. As a cricketer, commentator and as a person, you were the best there's ever been and to top it off, an absolute gentleman. For me it was an honour and a privilege to call you a close friend and mentor."
Australia batsman [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Sad to wake up and hear of the loss of Richie Benaud. True gentleman and the voice of cricket. Will always be remembered. RIP Richie."
'An absolute gentleman, a master craftsman'

The Australian flag is lowered at half mast at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Former England captain [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Farewell Richie Benaud. Wonderful cricketer, great captain, a master craftsman commentator and top man. Will always be remembered and admired."
Former India captain [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "His values cut across all generations and was the best example in cricket to everyone associated with it. Always had a kind word for every cricketer. Above all a great human being. Had a special place for every leg spinner. Very sad day for cricket."
England coach Peter Moores: "Richie sums up all that is great about our sport. He was a true gentlemen."
Former Pakistan captain [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Saddened by the death of Richie Benaud, one of the greatest cricketing brains."
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'Peerless, well-loved, a legend and an icon'

Former Australia batsman Justin Langer told BBC Radio 5 live: "As a player alone he left a great legacy but as a commentator his gestures and his language were peerless. "Wise men often don't inundate you with words but when they speak you listen to everything they say.
"That's why he was so wonderful to listen to, and why he was so well loved. He dies a legend and an icon."
Australia captain Michael Clarke told Channel Nine in Australia: "He was a great player and a great captain, a wonderful leader of men and I think he's continued that off the field. He played the game in the right spirit and all of us look up to Richie so it's a really sad day."
International Cricket Council chief executive [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Richie was a true legend, charismatic but always the perfect sportsman and gentleman.
"During his playing days, he was an outstanding all-rounder and inspirational captain. Following retirement, he turned journalist and broadcaster, and through his cricket intellect, knowledge and articulate presentation, became the voice of cricket."
'A gentle authority, an understated humour'

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was among those paying tribute to Richie Benaud

ABC's chief cricket commentator Jim Maxwell: "He was one of the driving forces behind the enthusiasm for cricket in this country over the last 30 or 40 years.
"He has been an amazing influence for all those people who have followed the game and loved it for a long while because he always spoke with authority, a gentle authority, and with an understated humour."
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "He was the face of my childhood and for millions of others. He was cricket on the TV in England. He was our Richie - and that is the ultimate compliment for an Australian."
Former England spinner [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "One of the greatest spin bowlers and undoubtedly the greatest commentator the cricket world has known has left us. RIP Richie Benaud."
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "The world of cricket has not just lost a voice but a true legend in every sense. RIP Richie Benaud, you will be missed."
Oscar-winning actor [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "RIP Richie Benaud. My deep gratitude for all you gave to the sport of cricket as a player and as a broadcaster. Sad, sad day."
Australia's double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] "Rest In Peace Richie Benaud. What a marvellous innings you had."
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