Generous PCB gives go-ahead to Ahmed Shehzad for England tour

04:20 PM | 11 May, 2016
Generous PCB gives go-ahead to Ahmed Shehzad for England tour
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad is likely to be included in Pakistan training camp ahead of England tour, after a green signal by PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan.

Ahmed Shehzad, who was dropped by the selection committee last week, wrote a letter to chairman PCB chief on Tuesday in which he had assured the board of improving his discipline. "I may not be given a second chance if I repeat mistake in future. I will focus on game rather than other activities," the batsman said.

Official sources in PCB have confirmed that Shehzad has been picked for training camp as Green Shirts have no proper opening batsman. “He will be given go ahead for England tour,” the sources said.

However, Ahmed Shehzad will be included in the training camp only if selection committee has no objection, the sources added.

Recently, PCB accepted Younis Khan's apology and allowed him to play in Pakistan Cup. The boot camp for England tour will start from May, 14 in Abbottabad.

Earlier, Shehzad and wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal were dropped from the list of probables for the tour of England owing to their past indiscipline and poor form.

Former coach Waqar Younis, in his report, strongly recommended that Shehzad be dropped from the team while he was also critical about his attitude and discipline. Even after last year’s World Cup Waqar and captain, Misbah-ul-Haq had recommended to the board to drop him.

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


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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