PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Recently sacked Trinidad and Tobago head coach, Stephen Hart, says the national programme is badly in need of an administrative upgrade and believes any success the national side achieves will be as a result of “luck”. In his parting shots after being fired last week, the 56-year-old pointed to several areas in the programme which he said needed a more professional approach. “I think Trinidad football needs to become way more professional in everything that surrounds the team – from a scientific point of view, from a travel point of view, from a logistics point of view, and just basic planning and funding,” Hart told C Sports Live. Hart led T&T for 31/2 years, but his tenure ended after the side lost both their opening games of the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup earlier this month. They opened their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium here before losing 3-1 to Honduras at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula a few days later on November 15. The results left them one from bottom of the six-team group but Hart said he had been confident T&T could turn around their form. “They (football association) were not happy with the two World Cup results, and even though I had confidence that the players on this team, and with the injection of maybe a few new players, … had the capability to turn it around, the association did not see it that way.” Hart enjoyed several high points during his time in charge of T&T. He twice led them to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and also guided them into the final of the 2014 Caribbean Cup before losing to Jamaica. Under Hart, T&T enjoyed a good run in the recent semi-finals of the World Cup qualifiers when they lost just once in finishing second in Group C to United States, in progressing to the final round.
Delhi Daredevils kept their chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs alive after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Tuesday. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)On paper, it was a mismatch between Daredevils and Sunrisers but the hosts put on a collective batting effort to register a win with five balls to spare.With their third win in the tournament, Delhi moved up to the sixth spot with six points while Hyderabad are still at the third spot with 13 points after their fourth away loss in the tournament.All-rounders Corey Anderson’s quick-fire 24-ball unbeaten 41 and Chris Morris’ 7-ball 15 helped Delhi raise an unbeaten 41-run fifth wicket stand to register the much-needed win.HIGHLIGHTS:DELHI INNINGS:32.31 IST: They say it’s all about the partnerships in this format and Delhi finally managed to get them stringing in this one, mind you, against one of the best bowling attack this season. A convincing win for them and they would be highly relieved with this. Though they lost the plot towards the end of the first innings giving 71 in the final 5 overs but what important was that their approach to come out to chase. They came out with a positive mind set which helped them gun this down.Victory is ours! We win by 6 wickets.#DDTweets #DDvSRH #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201723.25 IST: FOUR! DELHI WIN BY 6 WICKRTS WITH 5 BALLS TO SPARE! Length ball on off, Corey Anderson knows that mid off is inside the circle so he makes room and flat-bats it past the man there for a boundary to finish it off in style for his side. DD:189/4 (189.1 overs)advertisementMatch 40. It’s all over! Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets https://t.co/62RCV0sXMg #DDvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 201723.24 IST: Just one needed in the last over.23.22 IST: SIX! Flat and hard from Morris. Just 3 runs more needed. Kaul doles out a back of a length ball on middle, Chris Morris is up for it as he swivels a touch and pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. It went flat. 3 needed now from 8! DD:185/4 (19 overs)23.20 IST: Delhi Daredevils need 10 runs in 10 balls23.17 IST: SIX! Corey Anderson is turning it on at the Kotla. Clobbered! That’s all power! Kumra sends across a full length delivery on off, Anderson smacks it over long on for a maximum. DD:174/4 (18 overs)Match 40. 17.5: B Kumar to C Anderson, 6 runs, 173/4 https://t.co/62RCV0sXMg #DDvSRH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 201723.15 IST: FOUR! Corey Anderson somehow digs it out. Good ball but still goes away for a boundary! Yorker on leg, Anderson almost falls over it as he attempts to keep it out. Gets an edge through his legs and the ball races away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. Warner claps as he knew the ball was really good.23.14 IST: Delhi needed 24 from18 balls.23.12 IST: FOUR! Siraj sent to the boundary ropes by Morris. Back of a length delivery on middle, comes up at a good height too. Chris Morris stands tall and pulls it with pure timing in the gap between mid-wicket and square leg for a boundary. 14 off the over, DD:162/4 (17 overs)23.11 IST: SIX! Corey Anderson flicks it off his pads into the stands. Reads the slower one and picks his pot right away. Fuller outside off, Anderson makes room and deposits it over the square leg fence for a maximum.Over the fence and a big one from #CoreyAnderson. Zor se bolo #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201723.06 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes! You expect him to provide those, don’t you? Hurls a cutter around off, it’s on the shorter side as well. Iyer backs away even before the ball was bowled. In the end opens the face of the bat to help the ball over short third man but it goes straight into the hands of Mohammed Siraj stationed there. He throws the ball skywards and Hyderabad dugout looks a bit relieved. DD:148/4 (16 overs)#Bhuvi knows how to do this right. Our man strikes to break the partnership. Game ON ???! #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201723.02 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes on for a bowl. Earlier than expected. Delhi need only 44 from 30 balls.It’s time for #Bhuvi to break this Delhi flow. Come on troops!#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201723.00 IST: Up in the air and safe! DD:142/3 (15 overs)22.57 IST: SIX! Corey Anderson shows how it is done. Kaul serves a full length delivery, in the arc of Anderson and the Kiwi mauls it over long on for a biggie. It’s gone in the second tier. DD:131/3 (14 overs)advertisementSheer power from #CoreyAnderson.That’s a massive six!DD 137/3#DDTweets#DDvSRH#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201722.56 IST: Siddarth Kaul called back on for a bowl. But Yuvraj is a true gentleman. Senior? says who? Glad to help you mate! – @YUVSTRONG12 #SpiritofCricket #DDvSRH pic.twitter.com/UB2AnRUfig- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 201722.53 IST: SIX! Yuvraj Singh gets the treatment! Once again Yuvi drags his length short and Shreyas Iyer camps back to pull it with authority over mid-wicket for back-to-back maximums. 16 runs off the over, a huge one! DD:125/3 (13 overs)Back to back big ones from #ShreyasIyer.C’mon Dilli!#DDTweets #DDvSRH #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201722.52 IST: SIX! Iyer sends Yuvraj to the cleaners. It has gone the distance! Yuvraj Singh drops it short and Iyer muscles it over long on for half a dozen.22.50 IST: Yuvraj Singh is into the attack. 22.49 IST: OUT! That’s some comeback from Siraj! He was hit for a biggie on the previous ball and fires in a yorker this time. The toe-crusher is too good for the local lad as he fails to bring his bat down in time and the ball goes off the boots and clatters the woodwork behind. Siraj turns back to appeal for an LBW but then he sees the bails are off and then he’s off for a celebratory run. Pant has to depart. Hyderabad get the breakthrough.That’s Siraj for you! The timber strikes and Pant walks. What a comeback by the troops! ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201722.45 IST:SIX! Pant has nailed it. Slower one on middle, Pant picks the bones out of that one as he thwacks it over square leg for a maximum.22.42 IST: Just five runs of the 11th over. DD:101/2 22.40 IST: FOUR! A flurry of boundaries to end the 10th over DD:96/2 Top finish to the over! Fuller in length on off Iyer shuffles across and clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. That is a poor over by Moises Henriques. His figures read – 2-0-32-0! Delhi need 90 more in 60 balls. Fuller outside off, Pant slices it over covers for a boundary. Superb shot, that from the southpaw.Back to back from the #DilliBoy #RishabhPant. C’mon Dilli!#DDTweets #DDvSRH #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 2017 Shorter outside off, Pant thumps it over extra cover. He had enough power on it to get it to the ropes.22.33 IST: FOUR! Put away! Full toss outside off, Pant picks it and slog sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. Poor ball and punished! DD 80/2 in 9 overs vs SRH.A superb over by @sidkaul22 to get us back on track, just 3 off it. ???#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201722.31 IST: OUT! Big wicket for Hyderabad. Nair was looking in good touch but the time-out disrupted his flow and Hyderabad crept right back in. DD 73/2 in 8 overs vs SRH.22.26 IST: We’re back from the time-out and Warner has brought in a bowling change. It’s Siddarth Kaul on the attack.advertisement22.24 IST: It’s Strategic time-out! And an important one for Hyderabad. Karun Nair looks strong at the moment and Hyderabad will be discussing how to slower him down.22.22 IST: FOUR! Pant welcomes Rashid with a boundary. Bowls it on leg, Pant gets into position and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.22.20 IST: Best powerplay for Delhi this season – 62 off it! Also Henriques over got them 16 runs. DD 62/1 in 6 overs vs SRH.22.19 IST: FOUR! Karun smashes another, this time for a boundary to fine leg.22.18 IST: SIX! Huge six by Karun! Slammed Henriques straight to the stands.22.16 IST: FOUR! Over the fielder! Henriques bowls it on a good length, Nair gets across and just paddles it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.22.14 IST: DROPPED! Full toss outside off, Karun Nair looks to get across and paddle it. He ends up hitting it straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at short fine leg. The ball bursts through his fingers and goes further behind. One runs taken. But how costly will this catch be? Kumar signals that he did not spot it cleanly.22.13 IST: FOUR! Karun slams Siraj for a boundary over the covers. DD 46/1 in 5 overs vs SRH.22.12 IST: Rishabh Pant has been promoted up the order. Comes in for Delhi now.22.11 IST: OUT! Big wicket for Hyderabad as Samson departs! Samson throws it away! Slower one, fuller in length, Samson looks to drive it away but does not keep it down. The ball flies straight to Dhawan at covers who is not going to drop those. Samson falls after yet another start. He needs to learn to convert these into big ones.22.08 IST: FOUR! Power! Fuller on middle and leg, Nair makes room for himself and thumps it past Samson for a boundary down the ground. DD 40/0 after 4 overs vs SRH.22.07 IST: SIX! Nicely done! Guides Rashid’s bouncer over the ropes.#SanjuSamson picking out the gaps like a boss!DD 28/0#DDTweets#DDvSRH#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201722.03 IST: Samson’s over this was! Played it across very well. Delhi are off to a decent start but they need to hold on. DD 28/0 in 3 overs.22.02 IST: FOUR! Lovely shot! Shorter outside off, Samson gets on top of it and punches it wide of mid off for a boundary. Delhi have got a good start here.22.01 IST: FOUR! Pristine! Full outside off, Samson comes forward and drives it nicely past covers for a boundary. He has really timed that well.21.59 IST: Decent over for Delhi, a four and a six earned. DD 16/0 in 2 overs vs SRH.21.56 IST: FOUR! Wonderful work by Karun. Moves away from the wicket and hit for a boundary towards point.21.55 IST: SIX! Samson smashes Siraj for a powerful six over long on.21.52 IST: Excellent fielding by Hyderabad. Delhi is able to get only 2 runs.21.49 IST: Karun Nair and Sanju Samson are out in the middle to open for Delhi while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will begin the bowling attack.HYDERABAD INNINGS:This was a solid comeback by our troops. The Daredevils now require 186 runs to clinch a win.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH pic.twitter.com/4tmEKuCMWl- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201721.40 IST: Hyderabad’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the purple cap holder currently with 20 wickets and that’s another point of worry for Delhi. Their batting has been sloppy throughout and Hyderabad have the purple cap holder in their team along with Rashid Khan who is on the 5th spot in the same list.21.38 IST: Considering the batting performance Delhi have put throughout the season, Hyderabad have put enough on the board. This is going to be an extremely tough chase for Delhi.And that’s a 1st innings wrap. A great comeback by the troops, courtesy #Yuvi to get us to a 185.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201721.34 IST: BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES! SRH put up a massive score of 185 thanks to Yuvraj’s crackling stuff late on.21.32 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj is on fire! Gets another boundary. Delhi are paying the price of dropping him.21.31 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj is just continuing the final over from where he left. This is sensational stuff. Hits Rabada to the ropes.21.28 IST: Excellent stuff from Yuvraj! Smashing away!21.26 IST: Expensive over from Rabada! 20 big runs off it! This is what Hyderabad are looking for. SRH 153/3 in 18 overs.21.24 IST: BACK-TO-BACK! Yuvraj has stepped it up! Hits Rabada for a four and then a six. Sheer power by the man!21.22 IST: FOUR! Henriques begins the 18th over with a boundary off Rabada. SRH 137/3 in 17.1 overs.21.20 IST: DROPPED! Normally a safe pair of hands drops Yuvraj Singh at the deep on 29. It can be costly for Delhi and Morris is very disappointed.21.17 IST: Karun Nair puts Morris into attack after the strategic time-out.Strategic time out!SRH 126/3.#DDTweets#DDvSRH#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201721.15 IST: Strategic Time-out once more! The last one worked in favour of Delhi. While Hyderabad will look to accelerate their innings, Delhi will focus on picking the wicket of Yuvraj Singh specifically.21.13 IST: FOUR! Excellent effort from Mathews but he touches the boundary line as he looks to be the ball in. 21.10 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings those! Once again hurls it around the pads and this time Yuvraj doesn’t miss out on the freebie. He tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.21.05 IST: FOUR! Full length ball from Mishra and Yuvraj drives it straight to the boundary.21.04 IST: SRH are 106/3 after 14 overs. Though Hyderabad’s run rate has gone down but with Yuvraj in the battle, the assault can start anytime.21.01 IST: Shami is in his third over and except for the first over which was expensive, he has pretty much kept Hyderabad in check.20.59 IST: Hyderabad’s innings have slowed down after Williamson’s departure. SRH 98/3 in 13 overs vs DD.20.55 IST: Wonderful over from Shami! A wicket and only 3 runs off it. 20.54 IST: OUT! Williamson edges Shami’s bouncer and Morris easily picks the catch. Hyderabad have now lost their top-3.20.50 IST: Karun Nair brings Shami back into attack. He’s mixing up the bowling attack pretty well.20.48 IST: FOUR! Williamson guides Mishra’s ball for a boundary past the diving third man. SRH 90/2 after 11 overs vs DD.20.46 IST: After 10 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad are 83/2. That’s a run rate over 8 per over. Still looks good with Hyderabad with wickets in hand.20.42 IST: Excellent over by Mishra! Just 3 runs and a wicket taken. SRH 78/2 after 9 overs vs DD.20.41 IST: OUT! Mishra traps Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer makes no mistake with the catch. The time-out seems to have worked for Delhi. SRH 75/2 after 8.2 overs.20.37 IST: We’re back after the time-out! Change of bowling for Delhi as Amit Mishra comes on attack.20.34 IST: It’s Strategic Time-out! Good chance for Delhi to re-group and go for attack again. Williamson and Dhawan are looking to rotate strike, take it deep and steady the innings.20.33 IST: SIX! Off the next ball. Jayant bowls outside the leg stump and Williamsone smashes it over the ropes.20.32 IST: Good turn from Jayant. Lands it outside off, spins in a long way, Kane looks to punch it through but is beaten by the turn on that one.20.30 IST: Excellent over by Chris Morris. Just a run off it. SRH 67/1 after 7 overs vs DD.#IPL Highest individual scores this season so far – @davidwarner31 @amlahash @benstokes38 @IamSanjuSamson @ImMananVohra pic.twitter.com/iFtN4uofyX- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 201720.25 IST: SRH 66/1 after 6 overs vs DD.A rocking delivery from #MohammedShami rattles the wickets and sends Warner packing.C’mon Dilli!#DDTweets #DDvSRH #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 2, 201720.21 IST: FOUR! Nicely controlled! Shorter in length, Dhawan gets under it and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. That was well controlled. Despite the wicket, a superb Powerplay for the visitors.20.22 IST: FOUR! Poor start! Starts off with a length ball on middle and leg, Williamson looks to tick it fine. The ball goes off the pads down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Leg Byes signaled.20.20 IST: OUT! David Warner gets bowled by Mohammed Shami. Perfect yorker that by the Indian pacer.20.17 IST: FOUR! Rabada gets hit for a boundary over extra cover for a boundary.15 from the over with #Shikhar ending it with a FOUR. We’re at 40/0 after 4 overs. #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201720.16 IST: Big over this for Hyderabad. Morris went for 15 runs.20.15 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan stands tall and crunches it past the point fielder for a boundary. An expensive over that, 15 runs from it. SRH 40/0 after 4 overs vs DD.20.14 IST: SIX! Dhawan has smashed that one! Sends Morris out of the park.20.13 IST: FOUR! Change of bowling but same result! Dhawan hits Morris for a boundary through covers.20.10 IST: FOUR! Outrageous! Flatter on middle and leg, Warner gets into position and reverse sweeps it over point for a maximum. Top shot, that.20.07 IST: FOUR! Warner does it again! Powers Rabada for a boundary. SRH 15/0 after 2 overs vs DD.20.06 IST! FOUR! It’s Shikhar Dhawan this time! Smashes Kagiso Rabada for a boundary on the through backward square leg.20.02 IST: FOUR! Warner gets into position and cuts this square through point for a boundary. First runs for the skipper and he is looking to impose himself already. SRH 4/0 after 1 over vs DD.20.00 IST: A huge shout-out for in the first ball by Jayant Yadav against David Warner.A win today will take us up the ladder to No.2. We’re looking forward as much as you for an #OrangeArmy win. ???#RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201719.49 IST: If Sunrisers Hyderabad win today, they’ll topple Kolkata Knight Riders to the second spot with 15 points.19.41 IST: David Warner played an explosive innings of 126 off 59 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders and guided his team to a massive 48-runs victory.Start gearing up for #Shikhar and #DavidWarner to walk into the middle. ??#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201719.38 IST: Here are the playing XI of both the teams.Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Karun Nair(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami.Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj.Our troops are set, and here’s the Playing XI for tonight. #OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #DDvSRH pic.twitter.com/3txu77MUKA- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 2, 201719.33 IST: Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bowl first vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.Karun Nair said it looked like a good wicket and he would chose to field first.He mentioned two changes – Angelo Mathews replaces Sam Billings and Jayant Yadav comes in for Shahbaz Nadeem.On the other hand, David Warner brushed aside issues with batting first saying that they have done it before. “We got to score runs on the board early. For us, it’s about doing the basics right. It’s an away game for us.”The one change that Hyderabad have made is bringing in Deepak Hooda in place of Bipul [email protected] @SunRisers #IPL Match 40: The @DelhiDaredevils boys are out in the middle warming up for #DDvSRH pic.twitter.com/A6wlPiwiSR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2017Brief Preview: Enduring an embarrassing run so far, Delhi Daredevils face the enormous task of presenting a decent challenge when they take on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.It will be extremely difficult for Daredevils to pick up the pieces from their 10-wicket drubbing against Kings XI Punjab after being shot out for their lowest ever IPL total of 67 runs. Their bowlers have still managed to make an impression but the batsmen have let the side down with unending poor run.Languishing at the bottom of the table with four points from eight games, facing an in-form Sunrisers (13 points from 10 games) will be a tough proposition for Delhi especially with the kind of form opposition captain David Warner is in. Except for the initial period, Daredevils have struggled badly and have only gone from bad to worse.It is turning out to be yet another nightmarish season for the hosts and compounding their misery is a hamstring injury to captain Zaheer Khan, forcing him to miss out on the last match against Kings XI Punjab. Zaheer will also miss the game tonight and remains doubtful for the rest of the season. (Read Full Preview here)