Babar Azam extends stay in US after Pakistan's early exit from T20 World Cup

08:54 PM | 17 Jun, 2024
Babar Azam extends stay in US after Pakistan's early exit from T20 World Cup
Source: PCB

After Pakistan's early exit from the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, team captain Babar Azam, along with five other players, has decided to extend their stay in the United States. The remaining squad members are preparing to return home.

Besides Babar, who will head back to Pakistan on June 22, the players staying behind include Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, and Azam Khan. Mohammad Amir will depart for England shortly to join the Derbyshire county cricket club. Meanwhile, coach Gary Kirsten will also be heading home following the team's failure to qualify for the Super 8 stage of the tournament.

The rest of the squad will depart from Miami tonight and will fly to their respective cities via Dubai, reaching Pakistan on the morning of June 19.

In a recent statement, Babar Azam expressed his readiness to step down as Pakistan's white-ball captain following the team's disappointing performance in the tournament. The Green Shirts only managed to secure wins against Canada and Ireland while suffering consecutive losses to World Cup debutants the US and rivals India.

Reflecting on the team's performance during a post-match press conference in Florida after the match against Ireland, Babar stated, "We did not perform well as a team; it isn't because of one person that we lost. We could not click as a team."

"For now, I haven't decided on [stepping down from captaincy] yet. However, if the board wants, I can step down. If the PCB chairman thinks there's a need for change, we'll discuss it," Babar added.

His remarks came after sources told Geo News that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to review the players' central contracts due to the team's subpar performance. The sources indicated that players with poor performances might face demotion in their central contracts, following consultations between senior board officials and PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi.

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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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