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PSL performers can still earn berth in World T20 team: Afridi

Sarfraz Ali 02:15 PM | 19 Feb, 2016
PSL performers can still earn berth in World T20 team: Afridi
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Extraordinary performances by a player in the ongoing PSL can still earn him a place in the Pakistan team for the Twenty-20 World Cup, says skipper Shahid Afridi.

In comments appearing on a website, Afridi said the selectors and team management will also closely watch performances in the Asia Cup T20 to be held in Bangladesh from February 24 before deciding whether to make any change in the already-announced 15-member squad for the two back-to-

back events of the shortest format of the game--Asia Cup and World Cup with latter to be played March 8-April 3.

"I hope that we don't need to make changes in the squad and it plays in both events but if any player (s) fails to click in the Asia Cup then there can be changes made in the side for the World Cup," sports.ndtv.com quoted Afridi as saying.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set March 8 as deadline for those teams who have qualified for the super round to make last minute changes in their selected squads.

"If there are players who impress everyone in the Pakistan Super League they can be considered for the World T20," he said. Afridi said he himself, the team management and selectors "gave full

confidence and support to every player but unfortunately the same response was not forthcoming from players".

Pakistani selectors have picked five players in their Asia Cup and World T20 squad who have yet to play T20 Internationals. The selectors also axed experienced opener Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammad Rizwan, Sohaib

Maqsood and Umar Gul for the two events.

Afridi said he could claim with confidence that in his captaincy every player who was in the team got full chances to show his performances. "I don't believe in dropping someone after just one or two matches. Every player who played in the team got full support and confidence from me, the

coach and selectors."

"Unfortunately our players lack consistency. I am hoping that if the PSL is held regularly for the two to three years then new talent will emerge and also get a chance to polish itself playing in front of crowds in the PSL,"

he said.

He said no one comes to watch domestic cricket matches in Pakistan and there is no real pressure on the players to do well. "To me the PSL can serve as the platform where players can develop their confidence and learn to play under pressure."

He said if any senior player felt it was time to go and there was talent to replace him he should retire. "If there is some capable talent who can replace me I am ready to say goodbye and leave room for him in the team," Afridi said.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

Sarfraz Ali is working as Editor Web for Daily Pakistan. He earned a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from IUB and diploma in International Print Journalism from Thomson Foundation UK. He regularly writes on ...

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs199,500 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs171,040.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Karachi PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Islamabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Peshawar PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Quetta PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sialkot PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Attock PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujranwala PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Jehlum PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Multan PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Bahawalpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujrat PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nawabshah PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Chakwal PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Hyderabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nowshehra PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sargodha PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Faisalabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Mirpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340

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