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PCB calls Shahid Afridi for 4th T20 against West Indies before grand farewell

04:24 PM | 1 Apr, 2017
PCB calls Shahid Afridi for 4th T20 against West Indies before grand farewell
LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board has invited former Pakistani skipper and flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi to take part in the fourth T20 international against West Indies being played on Tuesday.

According to PCB sources, Afridi has been roped in for the last T20 in a bid to help him get out of depression after his detachment from Peshawar Zalmi.

"Another good news for Afridi fans is that the 37-year-old all-rounder will be presented a grand farewell after the fourth T20', the sources added.

PCB has reportedly intensified arrangements for the farewell and has dispatched invitation letters to cricketing legend Imran Khan and prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Afridi, when contacted by our correspondent expressed joy over PCB's decision and extended gratitude to the incumbent government and especially to the prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He also maintained that it was PCB's magnanimity to recall him for a match and confirmed his participation in T20 to be played at Queen's Park Oval.

Shahid Afridi has played 398 One Day Internationals and  scored 8,064 runs, with a highest score of 124. He falls short of 5 wickets to secure an overall 400 total wickets. He shot to fame with his 37-ball century, the fastest one (till 2014) against Sri-Lanka back in 1996.

His T20 career was also brief as he played 98 matches with 1405 runs and 97 wickets. During his 21-year long career, Afridi always managed to see lady luck smiling on him as he remained the most sought-after star of his masses despite controversies.

The star batsman more often referred to as 'Boom Boom' also released a message on 1st April for his fans:


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The writer is a civil servant.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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