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Mathews' timed-out: Is Waqar Younis in legal trouble for slamming Shakib?

03:00 PM | 9 Nov, 2023
Mathews' timed-out: Is Waqar Younis in legal trouble for slamming Shakib?
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DHAKA – A court in Bangladesh has sought explanation from country’s cricket board for taking no steps against former Pakistani cricketer Waqar Younis over his criticism of Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan during Sri Lankan player Angelo Mathews’ timed out dismissal episode.

A two-member bench of High Court comprising Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Atabullah issued the rule on a petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer ABM Waliur Rahman Khan.

The court has given 10 days to the Bangladesh Cricket Board to explain why it did not lodge a complaint with the International Cricket Council and ask it remove Younis from the commentators panel.

Waqar Younis, who is in the commentary pane for the World Cup 2023, slammed Shakib for appealing for a timed out dismissal against Mathews during November 6 match.

The bench fixed November 19 for holding hearing of the petiton.

Mathews becomes first batter to be dismissed under timed out rule

On Nov 6, Mathews headed to ground to bat at No.6 after Sadeera Samarawickrama was dismissed but had to walk back before facing a single ball after he was timed out.

The veteran Sri Lanka all-rounder, who made a late entry to the World Cup as a replacement player, was left befuddled as Bangladesh appealed when he took time to sort an issue with his helmet.

The incident happened in the 25th over of the Sri Lanka innings when Shakib Al Hasan had just dismissed Samarawickrama, caught by Mahmudullah near the rope, ICC said in a blog.

Mathews took his time walking in, and then struggled with his helmet as the strap broke just as he was taking guard.

As he signalled to the dressing room for a new helmet, Shakib and the Bangladesh team appealed for a "timed out" dismissal and the umpires upheld the appeal much to Mathews' dismay.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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