Pakistan has been granted rights to host the 2012 Asian 6-red ball Championship in Karachi after a general body meeting of the Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports (ACBS) in Doha, Qatar yesterday.
The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) President Alamgir Sheikh, who made a bid for the Asian Snooker Championship had to be content with the 6-red ball event. PBSA Secretary Munawwar Sheikh, who is in Qatar, added that a request has been made to the Indian officials to hand the rights of the main event to Pakistan.
“India has the rights to host the 2013 snooker championship,” Munawwar told The Express Tribune. “They’ll give us a response in 15 days after seeking permission from the higher authorities. We’re pleased with the 6-red ball event and it’s a big victory for Pakistan.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan cueist Sultan Muhammad defeated Kuwait’s Ebrahim Alsharrah 4-0 to register his third win in five matches but his chances of making it to the last-four have virtually ended.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2012.
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