PCB, BCCI chiefs hold talks in New Delhi despite Shiv Sena attack

12:01 PM | 20 Oct, 2015
PCB, BCCI chiefs hold talks in New Delhi despite Shiv Sena attack
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) –Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan met with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla under high-security here on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media, Shukla said this was an informal meeting and not official talks between PCB and BCCI.

The meeting between Khan and Shukla comes after activists of hardline Hindu nationalist party Shiv Sena stormed the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday. Shiv Sena stormed the BCCI headquarters just prior to a meeting between Indian cricket officials and their Pakistani counterparts to discuss reviving cricket ties between the two nations.

Between 40 and 50 Shiv Sena activists barged into the BCCI head-office at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, shouting slogans against Pakistan and carrying placards saying "Shahryar Khan waapis jao (Shahryar Khan, Go Back)".

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan and PCB Executive Committee head Najam Sethi are in India for meetings with BCCI president Shashank Manohar and top Indian cricket officials to confirm whether the India-Pakistan cricket series will take place in December.

Najam Sethi took to twitter on Tuesday to send out a message of peace. Sethi tweeted: “Message for cricket fans in India and Pakistan. Don’t mix politics with cricket. Play the game and may the better side win”.

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Earlier on Monday, shortly before scheduled meeting of Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan and new BCCI President Shashank Manohar, some 50 members of the Shiv Sena Hindu militant outfit stormed the board’s headquarters at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

The extremists carried saffron flags symbolic of Hinduism and black flags to condemn resumption of Indo-Pak cricketing ties, shouting anti-Pakistan slogans.

Shiv Sena fanatics were holding placard bearing slogan “Shaharyar Khan Go Back”and threatened that they would not allow cricket series between Pakistan and India.

Also read: “Shahryar Khan go back”: Shiv Sena attacks Indian Cricket Board in Mumbai

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
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 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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