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Is a Pakistan-India series on the cards?

12:15 AM | 23 Apr, 2024
Is a Pakistan-India series on the cards?
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A recent report from a British daily revealed that representatives of several England stadiums have expressed interest in hosting the much-anticipated bilateral Test series between Pakistan and India, following a suggestion made by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma in a recent interview.

The Telegraph disclosed that renowned venues like Lord’s, The Oval, and Edgbaston have shown keenness to host the fierce cricketing rivals. Representatives from Lord’s, Surrey, and Warwickshire expressed confidence in their ability to serve as potential hosts for the matches.

Steve Elworthy, the chief executive of Surrey, and Stuart Cain, the chief executive of Warwickshire, voiced their support for the proposal to hold the India-Pakistan matches at their respective grounds.

Rohit Sharma's suggestion arose during an interview with the Club Prairie Fire podcast, where he emphasized the excitement of hosting a Test match between India and Pakistan in a neutral country. He highlighted the competitive spirit between the teams and expressed his focus solely on the game of cricket.

The last Test match between India and Pakistan took place during the 2007/08 season, while their last bilateral white-ball series occurred in 2012/13, when Pakistan toured India for ODIs and T20Is.

Currently, encounters between the two nations are limited to events like the Asia Cup and global tournaments, such as the 50-over World Cup, where India emerged victorious over Pakistan on home soil last year, and the T20 World Cup.

Political tensions between India and Pakistan have led to the Indian government's reluctance to endorse bilateral matches, creating obstacles to regular cricketing engagements between the two nations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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