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ICC unveils New York stadium for Pak-India clash on June 9

01:26 PM | 18 Jan, 2024
ICC unveils New York stadium for Pak-India clash on June 9
Source: ICC

DUBAI – The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a state-of-the-art modular stadium in New York with a seating capacity of 34,000. The purpose of this facility is to host eight matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup, marking the ICC's ambitious endeavor to tap into the lucrative sports market in the United States.

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York has been designated to host the highly anticipated June 9 match between India and Pakistan, underscoring the ICC's commitment to establishing a foothold in a new market. Sustainability is a central focus of this "cutting-edge" venue, according to Chris Tetley, the ICC's Head of Events, who shared insights during an online discussion with select media.

The stadium's design incorporates repurposed grandstands from the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas and features drop-in pitches. Once completed, it is expected to surpass the size of any cricket venue in England and even eclipse the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which hosted the 2011 50-overs World Cup final.

Chris Tetley emphasised the need for a significant initiative to make an impact in the vast US sports market, stating, "It's a clearly defined target market for ICC. As we all know, it's the largest sports market in the world. It's already our third biggest broadcast market, and we've identified at least 30 million cricket fans in the US."

The US is co-hosting the T20 World Cup with the West Indies, and Tetley assured a memorable experience for American fans. While certain aspects of the venue, including the pitches, will be removed post the World Cup, the facility itself, described as "world class," will remain for the local community to utilize.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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