ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday ruled fast bowler Mohammad Wasim Jr out of the Asia Cup due to an injury.
The PCB has named Hasan Ali as Wasim's replacement after the latter complained of lower back pain and was taken to a hospital for an MRI scan.
Wasim had picked the injury while bowling in Pakistan’s practice session on Wednesday. An assessment by a team of medical staff and MRI scan in Dubai confirmed the diagnosis, the PCB said.
According to the PCB, the medical team would closely monitor Wasim’s rehabilitation and his return to competitive cricket would be reassessed before the England tour of Pakistan next month.
“Meanwhile, Hasan Ali has been named as Wasim’s replacement, which is subject to the Event Technical Committee’s approval,” the PCB said in a statement on Friday.
“As soon as the ETC approves Hasan as a replacement player, the bowler will depart for the UAE.”
Ali was sought as a replacement by the team management and the request was accepted by the chief selector, according to the PCB. He had been working on his bowling in the National High Performance Center for the last three weeks and is presently in Rawalpindi, preparing for the National T20, which commences on August 30.
Pakistan suffered a setback last week when the PCB confirmed that lethal pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, who spearheads the side’s bowling attack, would not play in Asia Cup 2022 due to a knee injury.
Pakistan will lock horns with India in a big-ticket match on Sunday as the two sides meet for the first time since last year’s T20 World Cup encounter, wherein Pakistan thumped India by 10 wickets.
After Afridi’s injury, fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain earned a late call-up to the squad for Asia Cup 2022. Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani and Naseem Shah are the other pacers part of the tour party.
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)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
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.
|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|