Shan Masood to stay as Test captain

10:29 PM | 15 Jun, 2024

Pakistan’s dismal performance in the T20 World Cup 2024 has seemingly jeopardized Babar Azam’s captaincy prospects, as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to appoint him as skipper for red-ball cricket.

According to reports, batter Shan Masood will continue as captain for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh in August. The board's management is reportedly disappointed with Babar’s leadership following the T20 World Cup debacle.

Former Australian player Jason Gillespie will serve as Pakistan’s head coach during the Bangladesh series, marking his first assignment in this role.

Babar was appointed the white-ball captain in 2019 and as Test skipper in 2020. Under his leadership, the team has not won any ICC or Asia Cup titles. Following Pakistan’s poor performance in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the PCB, under Zaka Ashraf, appointed Shaheen Shah Afridi as the white-ball captain. However, this tenure was short-lived, as PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi reinstated Babar as the white-ball skipper on March 31, without making a decision about the red-ball format.

Shan Masood had been given the Test captaincy by the previous management. Although there were expectations that Babar might reclaim the Test captaincy, the team's recent performances have extinguished those hopes.

Pakistan was eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2024 after the United States vs. Ireland match was called off due to a wet outfield at the Central Broward Regional Park in Florida on Friday.

The Green Shirts have one more match to play against Ireland, but it will be merely a formality as they are now out of the tournament.

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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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