14-year-old becomes youngest national champion in Pakistan scrabble history
Syed Imaad Ali defeated eight-time former national champion Waseem Khatri and became the national scrabble champion in Gladiators 32nd Pakistan Scrabble Championship (Masters).
The 14-year-old is the youngest national champion in Pakistan scrabble history.
The championship, which was played at the guesthouse of pharmaceutical firm PharmEvo in Karachi, saw the young scrabble enthusiast stage the most astonishing comeback ever witnessed in the national scrabble championship history.
Imaad seemed nowhere in contention at the end of round 20 - four wins behind Khatri but he regained his composure and launched a spectacular ascend to the top, winning all of the remaining seven matches, including the last two against Khatri in the king-of-the-hill format.
Imaad and Waseem both won 19 of their 27 games but the teen won on a better spread: 1469 compared with 1210 of Waseem.
Hammad Hadi Khan finished 3rd with 18 wins and a spread of 1333 just edging out his younger brother and defending ...
Sharjeel Khan eyes Pakistan return by impressing in National T20 Cup
Opening batsman Sharjeel Khan has aimed to play for the national side in the T20 World Cup next year and thinks believes that an impressive performance in the National T20 Cup is the way to go.
The left-hander was a regular for Pakistan but lost several years of his prime after being found guilty in the infamous spot-fixing scandal of Pakistan Super League 2017. After admitting his guilt and serving his time, Sharjeel was given a second chance by Karachi Kings in the PSL earlier this year where he did show glimpses of his former self.
Speaking to a group of journalists, Sharjeel said that his main goal remains to play for Pakistan again and make it to the T20 spectacle, which will be played in India next year.
“I played the last T20 World Cup that was played in 2016 in India. Right now my focus is on The National T20 ...
Aspas double stuns Valencia
Iago Aspas scored twice, including a brilliant free-kick, as Valencia slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat by Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday.
After a turbulent summer in which the club has sold several key players, Valencia were beaten by a side that only just survived relegation last season.
Maxi Gomez pulled Valencia level early in the second half only for Aspas to curl a superb free-kick into the top corner as Celta made it four points from their opening two matches.
“We had to hold on a bit at the end but we could have scored a couple on the break as well that would have made it more comfortable for us,” said Aspas.
Valencia have not won away from home in the league since December.
Two of Valencia’s rivals for the top four had both won earlier on Saturday as Getafe edged to a 1-0 win ...