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Zalmi School League: Peshawar Blues beat Malakand Blues to win final

07:22 PM | 2 Jan, 2018
Zalmi School League: Peshawar Blues beat Malakand Blues to win final
PESHAWAR - Peshawar Blues clinched the trophy of the first edition of the Zalmi School League, jointly organised by Peshawar Zalmi and Elementary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at Hayatabad Sports Complex ground on Tuesday.

In the final match, Peshawar Blues won the toss and made 193 runs for the loss of three wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Hazrat Ali and Aamir smashed their elegant half-centuries and played a key role in steering team to a high runs total. Aamir made a dashing 64 runs, laced with five boundaries and two towering sixes while Hazrat Ali made 53 runs with six boundaries and two sixes.

In reply, Malakand Blues bundled out for 112 runs. For Peshawar Blues Jamal Murad claimed three wickets. Jamal, was later on declared as the highest wicket taker with 15 wickets in just three matches. Abbas was the other successful bowler who claimed three wickets.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was the chief guest on the occasion. Legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas, former fast bowler Muhammad Akram, KP Sports Minister Mehmood Khan, Education Minister Atif Ur Rehman, KP Sports Director General Junaid Khan, officials and large number of spectators were also present.

Speaking on this occasion, CM Khattak lauded the organising committee for involving players from across the province purely on performance basis. He said through such event more talent would come up at national and international levels.

Education Minister Atif Ur Rehman termed the event a new beginning. He said Education department and Peshawar Zalmi will go a long way.

Zaheer Abbas expressed his satisfaction over the talent he witnessed during the event. He said such like event would give ample opportunities to the upcoming talent to show their hidden talent.

At the end, trophies and cash prizes were distributed among the top scorers.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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