The much awaited Gladiators WESPA Youth Cup verbally hosted by Pakistan got underway. Two Group B matches were played, which were won by Sri Lankan and Indian Teams in an authoritative manner.
In the opening match India thrashed Indonesia 29-7 in Group B. India’s young star Madhav Kamath was the hero of the day winning all six of his matches handsomely. He also notched up the highest score of the day with 603. Ekansh Arora and Suyash Manchali also completed the first round with a 6-0 score line/
In the second match, Sri Lanka trounced an inexperienced Nepal side in group C by 30-6 margin. Adheesha Dissanayake and Nonithma Dharmadasa leading the charge with 6-0 wins
Sunday, 24th January Schedule
Pakistan is scheduled to play two matches tomorrow against Philippines in the afternoon and Romania in the evening in group A
The championship formerly called the World Youth Scrabble Championship is being played online for the first time and being organized by Pakistan. 96 players from 16 countries across five continents are taking part. Teams are divided into four pool of fours teams each As per the format each six players from one country will play individually against each of the six players from the opponent team on round robin league basis.
The control room is set up at Pharmevo House, Karachi, where a team of experts from Pakistan are monitoring the entire proceedings. Live commentary is also being stream on Facebook.