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.

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