SNOOKER

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18 July

World Snooker, the sport’s com­mer­cial arm, an­nounced that it will stage its firstever world rank­ing tour­na­ment in In­dia in Oc­to­ber, the lat­est new ter­ri­tory for the sport. The In­dian Open in Delhi will run from Oc­to­ber 14 to 18, with 64 play­ers com­pet­ing for a prize pot of £300,000 ($500,000), of which £50,000 will go to the win­ner. Snooker has ex­panded across the globe in re­cent years, and it is hoped that In­dia will be the next suc­cess­ful mar­ket.

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