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Pakistan appoints Rabia Shahzadi as first captain of national women blind cricket team

05:44 PM | 26 Dec, 2018
Pakistan appoints Rabia Shahzadi as first captain of national women blind cricket team
LAHORE – The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) has appointed Rabia Shahzadi as the first captain of national women blind cricket team.

"We have finalized the names of captain and vice-captain of the national women cricket team after a thorough search and based a criteria keeping in view the performance and potential of the candidates in the game and its allied aspects," said Syed Sultan Shah, Chairman, PBCC on Wednesday.

The PBCC chairman, along with his wife Nusrat Shabbir, interviewed five women blind cricket players for this vital and historic prolific role.

"It is a history making moment in national blind women cricket and it will go a long way in establishing women cricket on solid lines," he said.

Rabia is currently doing her BS in Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore. She is partially blind (B2) category player.

Aneela Shahzadi has been named as Vice-Captain of the team, she is also doing BS in Lahore College for Women University Lahore. She is totally blind (B1) category player.

"They will lead the Pakistan side in the forthcoming first International Women Blind Cricket series to be played between Nepal and Pakistan from January 27, 2019 to February 4," said Syed Sultan.

The first Pakistan Women Blind Cricket Team will be selected amongst 25 players, currently under training in an 8-day-long camp in Rawalpindi, on 31st December.

Two blind factory workers invented blind cricket in Melbourne, Australia, in 1922 when they improvised the game using a tin can containing rocks. A few years later, in 1928, the first sports ground and clubhouse for blind cricket was built at Kooyong in Melbourne.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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