Both teams missing key players, it’s well-matched encounter: Shreyas Iyer

first_imgBoth teams missing key players, it’s well-matched encounter: Shreyas IyerDelhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said both his team and Sunrisers Hyderabad are missing a few key players in the IPL 2019 Eliminator and that is something that makes the match more balancedadvertisement Press Trust of India VisakhapatnamMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 19:37 IST Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are both without a few key players (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2019 EliminatorDC skipper Shreyas Iyer said both teams are missing a few key playersDelhi are mising Kagiso Rabada, while Hyderabad don’t have David WarnerThe absence of key players in both the sides has turned the IPL Eliminator into a ‘well-matched encounter’ says Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer as he gears up to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.SRH are missing prolific Australian batsman David Warner while Capitals are without key South African paceman Kagiso Rabada.Both the teams are locked 1-1 this season, winning their away games against each other.”We have to take the confidence from our win against them in Hyderabad. They also beat us in Delhi, so both the teams are fairly confident, and it is going to be a tough match. However, they are also missing some of their players, and we are without Kagiso now, so it is going to be a difficult task as well, but a well-matched encounter,” said Iyer ahead of the match.”They have a very good past in such situations but we are also looking forward to creating history,” Iyer said with confidence.Capitals finished with 18 points from their 14 IPL matches but finished third due to poor net run rate compared to Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Sunrisers, however, were lucky to qualify despite losing eight games in the tournament.Eliminator: #DCvSRHDate: Wednesday, May 8Venue: VizagDilli, it’s time to #RoarMacha in the #VIVOIPLPlayoffs!#ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/g6sgaSNe6JDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 5, 2019Iyer though did not complain when asked if it is unfair.”I think we should not think about that, it is how the tournament is. IPL is a funny tournament. Any team can beat anyone and we have seen that in the past editions where the team finishing on top of the table has struggled to life the trophy eventually.advertisement”But even before the start of the tournament, we wouldn’t have thought that a team finishing with only 12 points will make it to the playoffs, but here we are. So instead you have to take all the factors in your stride, and play your best cricket on the day to come out on top,” said the 24-year-old.Iyer said sticking to basics has been key to their good form this season and he would want his team to continue doing that.”We don’t have to change much, we have to play the way we have been playing. We need to do the small things right, keep everything simple and stick to our basics, because that is what has helped us in coming this far.”I believe the more you complicate things, the more difficult it is going to get for you, so that is what I tell myself and the team, to keep things simple, and believe that everything will fall into place,” said the Capitals’ skipper who has scored 442 runs this season.Also Read | Umpire Nigel Llong under BCCI scanner after ‘door kick’ controversyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL EliminatorFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow shreyas iyerFollow Sunrisers Hyderabadlast_img read more

Education for Iraqi children key to their countrys future UN official says

20 July 2007A senior United Nations official traveling in Damascus has called for Iraqi refugee parents to send their children to public schools in Syria, pointing out that these young people hold the key to Iraq’s future. A senior United Nations official traveling in Damascus has called for Iraqi refugee parents to send their children to public schools in Syria, pointing out that these young people hold the key to Iraq’s future.Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees L. Craig Johnstone made his comments on Thursday as he continued his first visit to the Middle East for UNHCR.“The Syrian government allows your children to register in public schools. Make the most of this opportunity; send your children to school,” Mr. Johnstone told a gathering of more than 400 Iraqi refugees at the UNHCR Registration Centre in Damascus.”The education of your children will secure the future of Iraq and the future of your families. Spread the word – we want all Iraqi families in Syria to know that they have the right to send their children to school,” added Mr. Johnstone, who arrived from Jordan on the second leg of his first visit to the region since joining UNHCR in June.His visit to main host countries Syria and Jordan coincides with the launch of a joint campaign by the UN refugee agency and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to increase the number of Iraqi children in schools in Syria from the current 33,000 to 100,000 by the end of the 2007-08 school year.An appeal last week for extra funds for UNHCR’s Iraq-linked programmes noted that most Iraqi children were not attending school. Outside Iraq, the agency plans to focus on education, health, food, social and legal counseling and shelter for the refugees. A recent survey in Damascus indicated that a significant number of children were not yet enrolled in school.Mr. Johnstone voiced UNHCR’s gratitude to the Damascus Government for offering refuge to the estimated 1.4 million Iraqi refugees living in Syria. The UN refugee agency has been appealing for increased international support for the Governments of both Syria and Jordan as they struggle to cope with the influx of refugees. In last week’s appeal, UNHCR issued a revised budget of $123 million for its programmes, up from US$60 million in January.“UNHCR has already registered more than 150,000 Iraqis in the region and many of them have special needs, including help in getting their children in school and serious medical problems. The needs are enormous and these governments should not have to cope alone,” said Mr. Johnstone.Meanwhile, the displacement of Iraqis in the face of extreme violence continues unabated, with a significant impact on the surrounding region. To date, over 4 million Iraqis have been uprooted, according to UNHCR. The more than 2 million refugees in surrounding countries include some who fled their country during the pre-2003 regime of Saddam Hussein. The outflow has escalated in the past eighteen months.The displacement continues at a rate of about 100,000 a month, the UN estimates. read more