CRICKET WORLD CUP: THEY SAID ...

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We have a reputation as a team that can cause upsets. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Expectations on England will be high.

Asif Karim, captain of Kenya, who play England today.

The only way to keep cricket alive is to get Africans interested The new generation that comes in will be thrown into the deep end We are at a crossroads. So it is very important that from now on the infrastructure is put in place. First of all, incentives should be given to Africans to play cricket, and they should be made aware that they can better their lives by playing cricket.

Asif on the future of the game in Africa.

The plan will be to spot the people who might try it on and stop them getting on to the pitch. We don't want a silly chase around the outfield.

Bernard Thompson, assistant secretary of Kent, on official determination to prevent any streaking during England v Kenya at Canterbury.

We did a good job. Although you want to do everything right, maybe the intensity is not quite there for a game like this and you do not have to be too much off song to face a disaster.

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming after yesterday's victory over Bangladesh.

It was not very good. No one knuckled down and batted through the innings which is what we needed. We did a lot of crazy things out there in the batting. We have sat down and talked about applying ourselves in such situations but it does not seem to be working. We have a lot more work to do and need to go about things in a more professional manner.

Gordon Greenidge, Bangladesh coach.

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