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PTI senator meddling in Pakistan team selection? Mohammad Asif accuses Faisal Javed of "picking" players (VIDEO)

11:33 PM | 4 Jan, 2021
PTI senator meddling in Pakistan team selection? Mohammad Asif accuses Faisal Javed of

LAHORE – Former Pakistan seamer Mohammad Asif has levelled serious allegations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan, accusing him of meddling in the affairs of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and selection of the team. 

In a recent interview with former Test cricketers Shahid Nazeer and Shahnawaz Khan, Asif alleged that the Senator misuses his power by selecting the members of the Pakistan Cricket Team. 

He also criticised the board for not doing enough for the promotion of cricket. 

Asif further maintained that Waqar Younis, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan were not good coaches. 

Coaching is a “science” that these great players of their time don’t have command on, the disgraced bowler added. 

“This team is not picked by Waqar, Younus or Misbah, it is selected by Faisal Javed Khan,” said the former pacer, adding, “As players, Misbah, Waqar and Younus were good but they are pathetic as coaches.” 

"Misbah will fail after a series or two," he claimed.

Asif was banned for five years for his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal that left the cricketing world in shock. He hasn’t played for Pakistan since then. While he made his domestic comeback, he wasn’t given a second chance like left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir.

On the other hand, Senator Faisal Javed rubbished Asif's claims and said that he has no idea why the former cricketer was levelling such allegations. 

“These allegations are absolutely baseless,” said Faisal, adding that I have no interaction with Misbah or any other official of the board. Whatever decision they take is their own and they are responsible for it. Our government has empowered the board completely and do not meddle in their business.” 

“Misbah is the most empowered PCB official and he is the one responsible for the selection and everything that follows,” he added. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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