SYDNEY - The family of Richie Benaud has declined the offer of a state funeral, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday. Abbott said the offer was a mark of respect for a man who meant so much to millions of people in Australia and around the world. But he said the former Test captain and renowned commentator, who died aged 84 after fighting skin cancer, wanted a quiet and private funeral. "My understanding is that Richie's own wish was for something very, very quiet and very, very private," Abbott said.–AFP