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A great lover of the game

He was a very focussed man with a great love for the game, but what shone through was the great love he had for players under his charge, everyone meant something to him. — Brian Lara, who was playing under Woolmer at Warwickshire when he scored his World record 501 not out.

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He was a thorough gentleman who instilled team spirit in the team. He was a very popular personality in our cricket team. — PCB chairman Naseem Ashraf.

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I am really shocked and I offer my deepest condolences to his family. It's very, very unfortunate. — Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan.

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I think he's been a person who has certainly been outspoken on key issues, absolutely well-regarded by everybody, and from a coaching perspective, I think he's left a huge legacy that we can all follow. For all of us involved in cricket, it's a very, very sad day. — Australia coach John Buchanan.

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During the period that he was our coach between 1994 to 1999 he was unquestionably the outstanding coach in world cricket. — Dr. Ali Bacher, former chief executive of the United Cricket Board of South Africa.

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Bob was an extremely professional man, was an extremely soft person, gave his life to cricket and probably paid for it. — Allan Donald.

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From an ICC perspective, we owe Bob a huge debt of thanks as he played a pivotal role in the development of cricket. — ICC president Percy Sonn.

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My prayers and thoughts are with Gill and the boys. Bob was a friend and a fantastic coach who had a huge impact on my career. He still had so much to offer the world of cricket. — Shaun Pollock.

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I am very sad. It's a very big tragedy and I am completely in a shock. Before leaving for the West Indies, we met each other, we both hugged each other and we shared lots of thoughts. — Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar.

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It's so hard to know that only five days ago you're in a swimming pool with him and now he's passed away. — Michael Vaughan.

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It's sad that such a tragedy should take place in the World Cup. I feel sad for his family. — Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. — AP

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