‘Unfair & Unexpected’: Afghanistan slams Australia for cancelling ODI series

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Web Desk 09:43 PM | 12 Jan, 2023
‘Unfair & Unexpected’: Afghanistan slams Australia for cancelling ODI series

KABUL – Australia has pulled out of the ODI series against Afghanistan scheduled to be played in March this year, drawing a strong reaction from the war-torn nation.

In a statement, Cricket Australia announced not to proceed with the upcoming Super League three-match men’s ODI series against Afghanistan. CA abandoned the upcoming series as the interim Taliban led government in Afghanistan banned women’s and girls’ education and employment opportunities for women in latest restrictions.

As Australia announced against playing the cricket series, Afghanistan Cricket Board slammed Cricket Australia's decision.

ACB expressed sadness at the statement of Cricket Australia to withdraw from Afghanistan's ODI series. Officials also announced writing to the top cricket authority about the issue.

ACB said the decision will negatively effect the development and growth of cricket in Afghanistan and will affect the love and passion of the Afghan nation for the game. It said Afghan players will also consider participating in Big Bash League, if the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan's home series is not overturned.

Australia reportedly pulled out of bilateral cricket with Afghanistan for the second time, after canceling a Test match in late 2021.

Afghan players respond strongly

Afghanistan’s star player Rashid Khan has hinted at pulling out of the Big Bash League, where he represents Adelaide Strikers in wake of a recent decision.

In a statement, Rashid said it is distressing to hear that Australia have pulled out of the series. Khan called it a great pride to represent his side, saying we have made great progress on the world stage.

He further mentioned that if cricket between two sides is uncomfortable for Kangaroos, in such case, he would not want to make anyone uncomfortable with his presence in the Australian professional club Twenty20 cricket league.

Spearhead Naveen-ul-Haq also shared a tweet, announcing no longer participate in the ongoing Big Bash League, where he was representing Sydney Sixers.

In a social media post, he called Australia’s decision ‘childish’.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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