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New Zealand rejects PCB's offer to visit Pakistan for T20 series

12:07 PM | 31 Jul, 2018
New Zealand rejects PCB's offer to visit Pakistan for T20 series
New Zealand Cricket has rejected Pakistan's request to play a T20 international series in the country later this year, local media reported on Tuesday.

The Blackcaps will face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October in three tests, three one day internationals and three Twenty 20 matches.

And, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hoped to convince the foreign team to tour to Pakistan for the first time in the 15 years. But this is not going to be happening.

"At the end of the day, it came down to following the advisory and the security reports we'd obtained." NZ Cricket chairman Greg Barclay told NEWSHUB.

"There's no doubt they (Pakistan Cricket Board) are disappointed. I think they saw a tour by a country like New Zealand as being a great precedent for them to start to build an international programme back in Pakistan,” Barclay continued.

"So they're disappointed but they're good guys, we get on really well with Pakistan, and I think they're fully accepting of the decision that we've reached."

New Zealand last came to Pakistan in 2003, but the team had to go back without completing their tour after a bomb exploded outside the hotel in Karachi.

Pakistan have played most of their 'home' games in the UAE since terror attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009.

Barclay, responding to a question regarding visiting Pakistan, said: "I think that probably would have been difficult for a variety of reasons. We, fortunately, didn't get to the point where we had to have those discussions."

"We're very sympathetic to the plight they find themselves in, we're a member of the ICC, we're very aware that the ICC are trying to facilitate more international cricket in Pakistan and we're very supportive of that.

"But all circumstances considered, we just decided circumstances weren't right for us to tour at the moment."

After the attack on Sri Lankan team, West Indies became the first major team to visit Pakistan in April 2017 in an effort to revive international cricket.

The cricket-loving country also safely hosted the final of Pakistan Super League 2017 in Lahore, and the final three matches of the 2018 edition of the tournament. The security measures during the matches were widely praised by the foreign visiting teams.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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