"We must be positive and confident in what we were able to achieve collectively in this region and build on these unparalleled successes. There were so many people who never thought it was even possible. That we did it and surpassed targets achieved by significantly larger and wealthier hosts is an achievement we can be proud of."
The final word on the 2007 World Cup from organising chief Chris Dehring. And there we all were thinking the whole thing had been an unparalleled disaster