Injuryhit Australia call up Wade Marsh for World Cup

first_imgManchester: Injury-hit Australia have called up Matthew Wade and Mitch Marsh to their World Cup squad as cover for Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis. Top-order batsman Khawaja suffered a left hamstring injury in Australia’s shock 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday. Stoinis was also hampered by a side complaint, an issue which had already sidelined the all-rounder for two group stage matches. With reigning champions Australia due to play England in the semi-finals at Edgbaston on Thursday, Wade and Marsh have been added to the squad. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherMarsh links up with the group for a second time as cover for Stoinis, who missed Australia’s wins over Pakistan and Sri Lanka before returning against Bangladesh. Both Khawaja and Stoinis will undergo scans on their injuries but, in the meantime, Wade and Marsh will leave the Australia A group currently in Sussex, southern England. Australia captain Aaron Finch admitted Khawaja was unlikely to recover in time for the rest of the tournament when he spoke after the South Africa defeat — a result that cost his side first place in the 10-team group stage. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Australia A arrived at Arundel for today’s (Sunday’s) four-day clash with Sussex short two players after wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were called up as cover to Australia’s World Cup squad,” a Cricket Australia statement read. “The injury setbacks to Usman Khawaja (hamstring) and Marcus Stoinis (side) suffered in Australia’s dramatic loss to South Africa in Manchester has seen the selectors draft in Wade and Marsh. “They left Brighton this morning for Birmingham, the destination of Australia’s blockbuster semi-final show with tournament hosts England on Thursday. “Both Khawaja and Stoinis are set to undergo scans today before their future in the World Cup is determined, with both players still officially a part of Australia’s 15-man Cup squad at this stage.last_img read more

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Several Jamaican schools dragged before the Court for nonpayment of taxes

Education Minister Ruel ReidSeveral schools are now in hot water after they were dragged before the Sutton Tax Court in Kingston, Jamaica for the non-payment of taxes.The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) made the move to collect millions of dollars owed and have revealed that more educational institutions are to be taken before the Courts as well.Merris Haughton, Chief Corporate Communications Officer at TAJ, said “It is not like we are identifying and targeting schools, there are a number of other entities”… she added “The bulk of it (outstanding taxes) would be the principal sum, which would also have interest and penalties accrued because of the non-payment”.The Communications Officer reported to <> that TAJ is in talks with the administrators of the schools in respect of some elements of the outstanding amounts, but the outstanding principal would need to be paid.According to Haughton, dragging persons or entities before the court for unpaid taxes is a last option for TAJ as matters can be made easier with dialogue.“If they know that they are in that kind of position, what we have been encouraging them to do is to come in and explain. We have had such dialogue with other schools and then there is a stay of the court action,” said Haughton, who refused to name the schools taken before the courts.But <> sources say at least three traditional secondary schools and four upgraded secondary schools were among those taken to court.Two principals, who admitted that their schools were among those taken to court, told our news team that they were embarrassed by the legal action and blamed the Ministry of Education for the embarrassment. However, in response, the Education Ministry revealed that since February 2014, taxes are paid at source by central ministry. Schools therefore no longer have to pay the taxes from the subvention they receive. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGRA institutes tax amnesty for delinquent taxpayersJanuary 19, 2018In “Business”Jagdeo questions Govt’s move to grant amnesty to tax defaultersNovember 29, 2017In “latest news”Over $5B collected during GRA’s tax amnestySeptember 27, 2018In “latest news” read more

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