The former captain urges Pakistan Cricket Board to tender apology
Wasim Akram, the cricket legend, has taken a bold stance against a recent PCB video released on Pakistan's Independence Day, August 14. The video, titled #BeyondJustOneDay, spotlighted key players and cricket moments since Pakistan's inaugural international match in 1952.
However, Akram expressed his shock and disappointment at the conspicuous omission of the nation's only ODI World Cup-winning captain, Imran Khan.
In a passionate tweet, he underscored Khan's towering influence on both Pakistani cricket and the global game. He urged the PCB to retract the video and extend an apology for this glaring oversight.
"After enduring long flights and transit to reach Sri Lanka, I was taken aback when I watched the PCB's history-laden clip, devoid of the great Imran Khan. Regardless of political differences, Imran Khan remains a cricket icon, steering Pakistan into a formidable cricketing force during his tenure. The PCB should rectify this omission and issue an apology," Akram's tweet read.
After long flights and hours of transit before reaching Sri Lanka, I got the shock of my life when I watched PCB’s short clip on the history of Pakistan cricket minus the great Imran Khan… political differences apart but Imran Khan is an icon of world cricket and developed…— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 16, 2023
Urooj Mumtaz, former captain of Pakistan's women's team, also voiced her disappointment via Twitter, pointing out the absence of any images of Imran Khan from the 1992 World Cup win - a pivotal moment in Pakistan's cricketing history.
"Reminiscing in Pakistan crickets history, 11 images of the 1992 World Cup win and not one pic or mention of the greatest that ever played the game for the country! Imran Khan will go down in history as one of the greats of the global game! " she said.
Reminiscing in Pakistan crickets history, 11 images of the 1992 World Cup win and not one pic or mention of the greatest that ever played the game for the country!— Urooj Mumtaz Khan (@uroojmumtazkhan) August 14, 2023
Imran Khan will go down in history as one of the greats of the global game!#PakistanCricket https://t.co/wKsvBgNZ3u
Imran Khan, widely regarded as Pakistan's finest cricketer and one of the game's greatest all-rounders, led Pakistan to their first global cricketing triumph in 1992. Under his captaincy, Pakistan emerged as a formidable force, engaging in iconic drawn Test series with West Indies and securing significant ODI victories in Sharjah and the Nehru Cup.
Imran's illustrious cricketing journey transitioned to a successful political career. In 2018, he assumed the role of Pakistan's Prime Minister, yet his tenure was cut short after a vote of no-confidence. Presently, Imran Khan remains active in politics, despite facing adversity, including an assassination attempt and recent legal challenges.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Karachi||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Quetta||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Attock||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Multan||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,600||PKR 2,530|