Not so sweet 16 for Sh­effield

Metro (UK) - - SPORT -

SIX­TEEN pro­fes­sional play­ers have rejected the op­por­tu­nity to play in this year’s world cham­pi­onship, which starts later this month.

World No.22 Zhou Yue­long is the high­es­tranked player to with­draw. Two-time semi­fi­nal­ist Marco Fu has also pulled out. The ma­jor­ity of with­drawals are Chi­nese play­ers with coro­n­avirus and quar­an­tine con­cerns.

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