India fall to England to crash out of Snooker Worl
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 23:01
New Delhi: India on Thursday crashed out of the Snooker World Cup after suffering their second defeat in the USD 7,00,000 invitational tournament at the Bangkok Convention Centre in Thailand.

India, represented by seven-time world champion Pankaj Advani and Asian Games bronze medallist Aditya Mehta, were beaten 1-4 by the experienced English duo of Mark Selby and Ali Carter.

After having registered their first victory by rolling over Belgium 3-2 on the second day, India surrendered meekly to England on the fourth day of the team championships.

On the opening day, India lost 1-4 against Northern Ireland with only Aditya being able to win the final frame against Gerard Greene.

India will play their last league fixture against another Group C rival Brazil tomorrow.

The 2011 Snooker World Cup, which has returned to the scene after a gap of 15 years, is featuring pairs who will compete in five one-frame series. The last Snooker World Cup was held in Bangkok in 1996.

A total of 20 teams are competing in the World Cup, divided into four groups.

Each team consists of two players with every player has been guaranteed USD 3,750.

Each match is played over five one-frame matches and the teams score one point for each frame won with the top two in each group advancing to the quarter-finals.


First Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 23:01

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