Greensburg, In. — A report from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department says 11 children and two adults were injured in a Thursday morning involving a North Decatur County School bus.Investigators say shortly before 8 a.m. the bus was stopped at the railroad crossing on the State Road 3 bypass between U.S. 421 and State Road 46, when a mini-van driven by Genna Miller, 35, slammed into the back end. The impact forced the bus across the tracks and disabled the min-van.Investigators believe Miller was traveling 55 to 60 miles-per-hour. The speed limit in the area is 55 miles-per-hour.Nine children on the bus, Miller and two small children were treated at Decatur County Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the bus, Linda Jackson, 50, was also treated for minor injuries.Miller was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of severe injuries.
THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed agreement has been reached in principle regarding “a more equitable distribution of revenues” and a shake-up of international cricket schedules.It was reported on Friday that ICC executives had agreed, at a board meeting in Dubai, on proposals for a two-year Test league and 13-team league for one-day internationals.That has now been confirmed in an ICC statement, while world cricket’s governing body also announced yesterday that agreement had been reached in principle regarding constitutional and financial changes – seemingly reducing an imbalance in favour of the ‘Big Three’ nations [India, England and Australia] – and the potential inclusion of new full-member nations.An ICC media release read: “The broader principles that have been agreed include a revised financial distribution ensuring a more equitable distribution of revenues, [and] a revised constitution to reflect good governance, expanding and clarifying of the roles and objectives of the ICC to provide leadership in international cricket.“Further constitutional changes proposed include the potential to include additional full members [Ireland and Afghanistan subject to both meeting membership criteria].“The ICC Board agreed to work collaboratively on the detail of the constitution and model with a view to final sign-off at the April board meeting and submission to the full ICC Council in June.In terms of the proposed structural changes, the statement added: “Progress was made around the future structures of bilateral international cricket with a preferred model identified by the member chief executives for all three formats of the sport.“This framework will now be used to build a more detailed model that incorporates scheduling and accommodates existing agreements to present to the ICC Board for full consideration in April and includes:– A nine-team Test league run over a two-year cycle– The remaining three Test teams to be guaranteed a consistent and confirmed schedule of Test matches against all other teams– A 13-team ODI league run over a three-year period leading into qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023– A regional T20 competition structure to be developed as a pathway to qualification for the ICC World T20“A scheduling summit will now be held in March before a detailed proposal is put to the ICC Board in April.”
1 Dame N’Doye warming up for Sunderland Sunderland striker Dame N’Doye is convinced he will not taste relegation for a second successive season.The 31-year-old Senegal international went down with former club Hull at the end of last season, but having seen what is in the dressing room at the Stadium of Light since his arrival on loan from Trabzonspor in January, is confident the Black Cats will not follow the Tigers into the Championship.Asked whether this team can stay up, N’Doye told the Journal: “Yes, I believe that because of the atmosphere in the dressing room. The lads are very concentrated and they have a strong mind that they will stay up – and that is very important.“Team spirit was strong at Hull also because everybody was working hard and they did not believe they were going down. Maybe we failed in some games and that is why we went down, but God decides that and when he decides, you cannot change it.“Every year, you work hard to stay in the Premier League. Nobody expects to go down, but three teams have to go.“I don’t want to be relegated two seasons in a row. I did not want to be relegated at Hull, but now I have to forget about that and concentrate on this new challenge and keeping Sunderland up.”Nineteenth-placed Sunderland head for West Ham on Saturday knowing a point could be enough to lift them out of the bottom three after victory over Manchester United last time out.