Pakistan may shift home series against Windies from UAE to Sri Lanka

06:06 PM | 13 May, 2016
Pakistan may shift home series against Windies from UAE to Sri Lanka
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday said it is looking for options aside from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host the upcoming home series against the West Indies, schedule for Seoptember and October.

The Board said the decision was being made due to financial considerations, revealing that Sri Lanka and South Africa are the top contenders for their neutral venue .

"We have been unable to make profits from our series held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)", a top PCB official said.

"The UAE has started charging us too much therefore we have decided to shift our base from UAE to other countries," he said, adding that the board had already lost millions of dollars due to the decision to host various home series' in the UAE.

He said the issue is under discussion at the PCB. "We are also likely to talk to other cricket boards before making any final decision on the matter," he said.

Pakistan has been forced to host its home series' in the UAE ever since an attack on the visiting Sri Lankan team took place in Lahore in 2009. Following the attacks, the International Cricket Council (ICC) also stripped Pakistan of its hosting rights of World Cup 2011 matches.

Since 2009, Pakistan has only hosted limited over series' on its territory against Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

The PCB also hosted its own 20-20 cricket league, the Pakistan Super League, in the UAE after international players refused to tour the country.

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


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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 - 25 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 2.10 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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