Aditya Mehta would lead the host nation's challenge in the second Indian Open Snooker Championship, starting tomorrow, as four top-10 players in the world, including defending champion Ding Junhui of China, will vie for top honours.
Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines.
World 6-red snooker gold medallist Vidya Pillai and 2006 edition bronze winner Manan Chandra are India`s best medal hopes at the IBSF World Snooker Championship, beginning in Daugavpils, Latvia from Wednesday.
Before the Indian trio of Brijesh Damani, Alok Kumar and Manan Chandra had set foot in the Qatari capital for the inaugural Asian Team Snooker Championship, they had made a promise to themselves that nothing short of silverware would suffice.
India`s Brijesh Damani registered his third straight win of the tournament to join Australian legend Steve Mifsud and Saleh Mohammad of Afghanistan in the knockout stage of IBSF World Snooker Championship on Wednesday.