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Cricket: Pakistan announce schedule for England series 2020

03:24 PM | 21 Aug, 2019
Cricket: Pakistan announce schedule for England series 2020
LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced the schedule of their men's team's tour of England next year.

The five-week-long tour, which runs from 30 July till 2 September, will see Pakistan take on England in three Tests and as many as T20Is.

The Test series will be Pakistan's last World Test Championship (WTC) assignment in their 2019-20 season after they host Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in October and January with a tour of Australia sandwiched in between.

The three T20Is come up with an opportunity to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in October 2020.

The tour will kick off with a Test at the iconic Lord's ground, where Pakistan came out victorious in their last two matches in the format with the margins of 75 runs and nine wickets in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

The tour also serves up opportunities for Pakistan to register wins at Old Trafford in Manchester - where they last won in 2001 and were defeated on the 2006 and 2016 tours - and Trent Bridge in Nottingham, where they last played in 2010 and are yet to win a Test in four visits.

Pakistan, since 2016, has visited England every year. They toured the British Isles in 2017 for the ICC Champions Trophy and returned home with the prestigious silverware. In 2018, they toured England for a two-match Test series, which was drawn 1-1.

The next year's tour will go down as Pakistan's fourth Test tour of England this decade and the sixth this century.

England's return tour of Pakistan will be in 2022 which will be a split affair. The three-match ODI series is scheduled for October and the three WTC Tests will be held in December.

Zakir Khan, Director International Cricket, said, "This tour holds special significance since this will be Pakistan's first-ever tour of England for World Test Championship matches. A tour of England tests the skills and limits of the visiting sides and I anticipate this tour to help Pakistan furnish their red-ball skills and also prepare them for the all-important ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later in 2020."

"The PCB and the English and Wales Cricket Board enjoy an amicable relationship and this being Pakistan's third bilateral tour of England in the last four years perfectly mirrors it.
In 2010, the ECB provided the PCB facilities to host Australia in a two-match Test series," he added.

Complete schedule:

1st Test match, England v Pakistan, 30 July-3 August 2020, Lord's, London
2nd Test match, England v Pakistan, 7-11 August 2020, Old Trafford, Manchester
3rd Test match, England v Pakistan, 20-24 August 2020, Trent
Bridge, Nottingham
1st T20I, England v Pakistan, Saturday 29 August 2020, Headingley, Leeds
2nd T20I, England v Pakistan, Monday 31 August 2020, Sophia
Gardens, Cardiff
3rd T20I, England v Pakistan, Wednesday 2 September 2020,
Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
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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