ICC chairman, chief executive to visit Pakistan on May 30

05:14 PM | 28 May, 2023
ICC chairman, chief executive to visit Pakistan on May 30
Source: ICC

LAHORE: ICC Chairman Greg Barclay and Chief Executive Geoff Allardice have announced their upcoming two-day visit to Pakistan, scheduled for May 30th. This visit holds immense significance as it will be Barclay's first trip to Pakistan and the first time an ICC chairman has toured the country since 2008 when Ray Mali, the former president, visited.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared in a press release that this joint visit of the top two ICC officials marks a remarkable moment, as it has been almost two decades since both officials visited Pakistan together. While Allardice has had prior visits to the country, serving as the ICC’s General Manager for Cricket and subsequently as the Chief Executive, Barclay’s presence reinforces the ICC’s dedication to engaging with cricketing nations worldwide.

Upon their arrival in Lahore on Tuesday morning, Barclay and Allardice are scheduled to meet with prominent figures from the PCB, including Najam Sethi, the Chair of the PCB Management Committee, Barrister Salman Naseer, the PCB Chief Operating Officer, and other officials. The discussions during the visit are expected to encompass a wide range of subjects related to mutual interests and cooperation.

The visit takes place against the backdrop of strained relations between Pakistan and India, specifically concerning the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup. Political tensions have severely impacted bilateral cricket matches between the two nations, leading to matches being limited to multi-team events held in neutral venues.

In response to safety concerns, India has declined to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup scheduled for September. To address these concerns, the PCB has proposed a “hybrid model” where the matches could be held in the United Arab Emirates, allowing India to participate while addressing their security apprehensions.

Additionally, PCB’s Najam Sethi has indicated the possibility of Pakistan boycotting this year’s World Cup if they lose the hosting rights for the Asia Cup. Such a decision would be a response to the evolving situation and would emphasize the crucial importance of hosting rights for Pakistan.

The visit of ICC Chairman Greg Barclay and Chief Executive Geoff Allardice to Pakistan carries both symbolic and practical implications. It underscores the ICC’s commitment to supporting and engaging with cricketing nations and highlights their efforts to address the challenges and complexities associated with bilateral cricket in the region.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 29, 2023

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 September 29, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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