QEA overhaul set to be presented despite opposition

Lahore fans express their delight at cricket’s return to Pakistan © AFP A radical overhaul of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan’s premier first-class tournament, is set to be presented before the PCB’s governing board on Friday. Though there has been some resistance to the changes, ESPNcricinfo understands that the resolution is likely to win the seven votes that are required for its approval. If approved, it will mean that regional sides…

July 27, 2017
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Are you filing the correct GST return?

Under GST, a regular taxpayer needs to furnish monthly returns and one annual return. There are separate returns for taxpayers under the composition scheme, non-resident taxpayer, taxpayer registered as an “input service distributor”, a person liable to deduct or collect the tax (TDS/TCS) and a person granted Unique Identification Number. So taxpayers are required to file returns depending on the activities they undertake. However, for the first two months, the…

July 27, 2017
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Odom writes about his drug-fueled downfall

12:47 PM ET ESPN.com news services Former NBA player Lamar Odom’s tangle with hard drugs nearly killed him — but it didn’t rob him of his ability to talk about a dangerous dance with his demons. He’s sober now, he wrote in a revealing story for The Player’s Tribune, but admits that it’s “an everyday struggle” to stay that way. Lamar Odom, taking in a Heat-Lakers game in 2016, says…

July 27, 2017
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Without UID, expats unable to file tax returns

By Sachin Dave MUMBAI: Many expatriates living in India and non-resident Indians living in any other country may just end up in tax trouble with no fault of theirs. They all are set to miss the July 31 deadline for filing income-tax returns due to snags in the e-filing system. Several expats are unable to file tax returns because the efiling system would not accept it without an Aadhaar card…

July 27, 2017
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Babar Azam, Hasan Ali and Hafeez get CPL gigs

Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez walk off victorious © AFP Three players from Pakistan’s Champions Trophy-winning team have been roped into the upcoming Caribbean Premier League which begins on August 4: Babar Azam has been named a replacement for the injured Chris Lynn for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, while St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have called up Mohammad Hafeez in place of Ben Cutting and Hasan Ali for Kieran Powell….

July 27, 2017
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Rays get lefty reliever Jennings from White Sox

11:39 AM ET The Tampa Bay Rays strengthened their bullpen for the stretch run Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox in a trade for first-base prospect Casey Gillaspie. Jennings, 30, is 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA this season. His 48 appearances lead American League lefties and are tied for second among all AL relievers behind Cleveland’s Bryan Shaw. Dan Jennings was 3-1 with a 3.45…

July 27, 2017
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2 Shot Dead In Quarrel Over Cooler Direction In Delhi

New Delhi: A fight over which way an air cooler should point ended in the murder of a father and son who were running a roadside eatery in west Delhi, police said on Thursday. Eatery owner Shyam Singh Verma, 57, and his son and manager Mayank Singh, 28, were shot dead by four armed men who had come to dine at the eatery in Nangli Dairy area of Najafgarh on…

July 27, 2017
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ECB abandons 50-over Super League plan

Southern Vipers won the inaugural Women’s Super League title in 2016 © Getty Images The ECB has shelved plans for a women’s domestic 50-over competition to mirror the T20 Kia Super League. The second edition of the KSL, which commences in August, was originally supposed to pave the way for an additional 50-over version involving the same teams, starting this summer. But the ECB will instead expand the KSL next…

July 27, 2017
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Ravens' Urschel retires 2 days after CTE study

10:06 AM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel, the NFL’s mathematics expert, abruptly announced his retirement from football at the age of 26 on Thursday, just before the team’s first full-team practice of training camp. His decision, which was announced by the Ravens, comes two days after a medical study indicated that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99 percent of deceased…

July 27, 2017
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Chamari Atapattu picked up by Yorkshire for Kia Super League

Chamari Atapattu’s 178 in the recently-concluded Women’s World Cup was the third-highest score in the tournament’s history © Getty Images/ICC Chamari Atapattu has become the first Sri Lankan woman to sign a contract with a franchise-based T20 league. She will represent Yorkshire Diamonds in the second edition of the Kia Super League that kicks off from August 10. Atapattu has been picked as a replacement for Beth Mooney, the Australia…

July 27, 2017
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