Pakistan has named eight-member squad for the first international online youth scrabble championship starting from Friday.
According to the media reports, Pakistan also unveiled the trophy of the mega tournament. The country is hosting the first international online youth scrabble championship, titled Gladiators WESPA Youth Cup, in which 96 players from 16 countries of five continents will contest.
The Pakistani squad consists of
- Syed Imaad Ali
- Hasham Hadi Khan
- Monis Hussain Khan
- Ali Salman
- Usman Shaukat
- Ali Wasif
- Saim Waqar
Pakistan will be hosting the first international online youth scrabble championship starting January 22. Pakistan Scrabble Association (PSA) Youth Director Tariq Pervez says it is a great honor for Pakistan. The championship is being played online for the first time due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The teams are divided into four groups of four teams each of who will play the group stages on a round-robin league basis. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals. All games will be completely surveilled by the technical team through webcams. Selected matches will be live-streamed with running commentary by the world’s leading commentators Will Anderson and Jesse Day of USA. Waseem Khatri and Daniyal Sanaullah will be doing the Urdu commentary for Pakistani viewers.