SNOOKER

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WORLD snooker chiefs are to probe a con­tro­ver­sial in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Mark Selby and Mark Wil­liams in the Shang­hai Open fi­nal.

Wil­liams led the best-of-19-frames match 9-7 and was 48-5 ahead in the 17th frame, clos­ing in on vic­tory.

The Welsh pot­ter was con­vinced Selby fouled in es­cap­ing from the snooker, in­sist­ing he struck the pink.

But ref­eree Eirian Wil­liams de­ter­mined the English cue­man had flicked a red first.

Wil­liams went on to lose the frame and match and said af­ter­wards: “I was robbed. The ref­eree made such an ap­palling de­ci­sion.

“It was plain to see he hit the pink. We should get Ste­vie Won­der to ref­eree next time.”

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