Inzamam ul Haq hints at return of spot fixers to national team

Haider Ali 02:45 PM | 24 Mar, 2017
Inzamam ul Haq hints at return of spot fixers to national team
LAHORE - Former Pakistani skipper and current chief selector of cricket team Inzamam Ul Haq has hinted at possible return of spot fixers to team owing to completion of punishment.

Inzamam-ul-Haq said this while referring to Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif who also faced ban like Mohammad Amir who had managed to make his way back to playing XI.

Speaking as a guest of the Lahore Press Club here on Thursday, Inzamam expressed that the three players involved in spot-fixing during the 2010 tour of England should be treated equally as they had completed punishment.

“They [Salman Butt, Moham­mad Asif and Mohammad Amir] were penalised by the ICC. However, only Amir made a comeback to the national team after completing the five-year ban,” said Inzamam.

Inzi maintained that all the players involved in spot-fixing cases should be penalised under the laws of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Then after completing their punishment they can come back to national team.

To a question regarding the ongoing PSL spot-fixing case, Inzamam took aim at opener Sharjeel Khan, who along with four other cricketers are faced suspension over his alleged involvement in the case.

"Sharjeel was a good batsman but the entire cricketing career of the left-hander was now in jeopardy' noted Inzamam.

The former skipper insisted that the PCB was an independent body which he said was in a position to take its own decisions.

Moreover, Inzamam said the successful staging of the glamorous PSL final in Lahore was a major step towards revival of international cricket in Pakistan.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


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 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
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 35.43
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 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
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 gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.


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