Breaking Pakistan Open Int’l Scrabble Open ’19: Cancelled

Courtesy: PSA

KARACHI: The Pakistan Open International Scrabble Open 2019 has been cancelled by the PSA – Pakistan Scrabble Association.

The International tournament was to be held from 9th October till 12th October 2019 in Karachi, Pakistan. And had confirmed participation of most of the major international Scrabble players.

Exclusively talking to Allsportpk, Mr. Tariq Pervez of PSA mentioned that the main reasons were:

  • Pakistan Open Int’l Scrabble Open 2019 was scheduled just before the World Championship 2019 being held in India. This was so the international players could visit this part of the world at the same time and there would be a large participation. However,  unfortunately as India has closed its airspace for flights from Pakistan so the players visitnf Pakistan will not be able to fly to India. 
  • The devaluation of the rupee has completely jolted the tournament budget. Especially as all corporate businesses who were potential sponsors are in a tight financial position due to the economic crunch so the chances of getting a sponsorship were bleak. 

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