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Wasim Akram, Shane Warne and Tendulkar to take part star-studded T20 US tour

11:30 AM | 7 Oct, 2015
Wasim Akram, Shane Warne and Tendulkar to take part star-studded T20 US tour
NEW YORK (Web Desk) - Cricket greats Shane Warne of Australia and Sachin Tendulkar of India will captain opposing teams of former star players in a three-match exhibition tour of the United States next month, Emirates247 reported on Wednesday.

The Cricket All Stars tour will feature short-format Twenty20 matches in New York, Houston and Los Angeles starting Nov. 7 at Citi Field, home to Major League Baseball's New York Mets.

Also playing on the tour are former Test captains Ricky Ponting of Australia, the West Indies' Brian Lara, Wasim Akram of Pakistan and England's Michael Vaughan, as well as South African Jonty Rhodes and cricket's record wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.

The other games of the tour will be played at the Houston Astos' Minute Maid Park on Nov. 11 and Dodger Stadium on Nov. 14.

Tendulkar predicted the Twenty20 format matches, which generally take no more than three hours to play, will appeal to US sports fans.

"Americans are so passionate about sports, and there's a huge potential for cricket to take off," he said in a statement. "We're also planning some other events and festivities in each city so we can reach as many fans as possible."

Warne said the tour has signed "all the top players you'd ever want to see."

"I'm excited for cricket fans in the United States to be able to see these amazing players for the first time."

Warne is considered one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game, while Tendulkar is an icon in India and regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

The Cricket Australia website reported Wednesday that a portion of the earnings from the three matches will go to the world governing body, the International Cricket Council, to help grow the sport in the US.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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