Sports: Snooker: Snooker series postponed as Indian cueists refuse to participate

Karachi: Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association PBSA Tuesday announced the postponement of Snooker Series, which was to be played between Pakistan and India from March 7 – 10 in Karachi, after the Indian cueists were advised not to travel to Pakistan.

“We have been informed by the Billiards & Snooker Federation of India that the players from India will not be able to participate in the above event as the Indian Travel Advisory Board has restricted the Indian team to travel to Pakistan, due to security concerns,” a PBSA media release said.

“Therefore the PBSA and the CSR, Department, K.M.C. has decided to postpone the above Snooker Series for the time being due to the current prevailing situation in the city. And the new dates will be informed in due course as soon as the same in finalized,” it added.

Initially the Indian cueists confirmed their participation in the series but the bomb explosions, which claimed 48 lives on Sunday in Karachi, have forced the visitors to reconsider their decision of featuring in the tournament.