Babar Azam to continue as captain despite team's poor performance in T20 World Cup 2024

11:59 PM | 13 Jun, 2024
Babar Azam to continue as captain despite team's poor performance in T20 World Cup 2024
Source: PCB

Despite the Pakistan team's below-par performance in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to retain Babar Azam as the national side's white-ball captain after the tournament.

Although Babar will remain captain, changes to the team are expected due to its poor showing in the tournament. The Men in Green have suffered two losses so far, including defeats to the United States and arch-rivals India on June 9.

The team also struggled in their match against Canada on June 11, managing to chase down the 107-run target in 17.3 overs. They now face the risk of an early exit from the tournament, with their progression to the Super 8 stage dependent on the outcomes of other teams' matches.

The PCB's decision to keep Babar as captain follows Chairman Mohsin Naqvi's call for national support during the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Speaking to the media, Naqvi urged the nation to back the team despite the setbacks.

"The consultation is ongoing, and it is not appropriate to discuss [the matter] further at this juncture," Naqvi said while talking to a news channel outside the Parliament House on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Naqvi expressed disappointment in the team's performance after their loss to India. He indicated that the team's poor performance signaled the need for significant changes.

"It seemed that a minor surgery would work, but after this bad performance, I’m now sure that a major surgery is required. The nation will soon see a major overhaul," he said.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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