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PCB waives off Azam Khan’s fine over Palestine flag display

01:37 PM | 28 Nov, 2023
PCB waives off Azam Khan’s fine over Palestine flag display
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LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday waived off 50 percent match fee fine imposed on batter Azam Khan for exhibiting the Palestinian flag on his bat during a National T20 Cup 2023-24 match.

In their statement, the board highlighted that Azam, playing for Karachi Whites, had previously been fined half of his match fee for breaching regulations during a National T20 Cup fixture against Lahore Blues at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi.

The PCB’s reversal of the decision followed widespread criticism from cricket enthusiasts on various social media platforms, who expressed discontent over the punishment meted out to the cricketer.

The batter had been penalized on November 26 for violating clothing and equipment rules by displaying an unapproved logo or political message – the Palestinian flag – on his bat during the game.

This act was deemed a breach of Article 2.4 of the PCB code of conduct, which prohibits players and team officials from showcasing personal messages on their equipment unless officially sanctioned by both the respective cricket association and the PCB Cricket Operations Department.

However, it’s worth noting that during the World Cup, several cricketers had shared support for Palestine on their social media, without facing penalties. It’s important to recognize that ICC codes predominantly address on-field conduct, and actions off the field often fall beyond their purview.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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