Indo-pak snooker series postponed
Pakistan and India on Tuesday postponed their snooker series planned for this week over security fears in host city Karachi, following a bomb attack that killed 48 people. The four-day series - the first between the arch-rivals in almost eight years - was due to start on Thursday but the visitors voiced concerns after Sunday's blast and asked for the series to be played later.
Pakistan Snooker and Billiards Association president Alamgeer Shaikh said it was a mutual decision to postpone the clash. "It was not possible for any country to play in Karachi after the deadly blast and we accepted India's request to hold the series until the situation gets better in the city," Shaikh told media persons. The neighbours have not played a snooker series since 2005, when India visited.