Africa Absent As Snooker World Cup Team Players Confirmed

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Snooker World Cup is an invitational team snooker tournament. The annual contests featured teams of three players representing their country against other such team.

No African country is invited to participate in the 2019 Snooker World Cup which emphasizes the need for greater exposure for the Africa players to the rapidly growing international snooker circuits and for the WPSBA to recognize or accredite local events organized within the continent and locally..

The full line up of players for the Beverly 2019 Snooker World Cup are

The teams are:

Group A
China A: Ding Junhui and Yan Bingtao
Thailand: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Noppon Saengkham
Poland: Adam Stefanow and Kacper Filipiak
Austria: Andreas Ploner and Florian Nuessle
Norway: Kurt Maflin and Christopher Watts
Germany: Simon Lichtenberg and Lukas Kleckers

Group B
Northern Ireland: Mark Allen and Jordan Brown
England: Kyren Wilson and Jack Lisowski
Iran: Hossein Vafaei and Soheil Vahedi
Republic of Ireland: Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien
Hong Kong: Andy Lee and Ka Wai Cheung
Saudi Arabia:  Omar Alajlani and Ahmed Aseeri

Group C
Scotland: John Higgins and Stephen Maguire
Belgium: Luca Brecel and Ben Mertens
Malaysia: Thor Chuan Leong and Moh Keen Hoo
Israel: Eden Sharav and Sachar Ruberg
United Arab Emirates: Mohamed Shehab and Mohammed Al Joaker
Cyprus: Michael Georgiou and Antonis Poullos

Group D
Wales: Mark Williams and Ryan Day
China B: Zhou Yuelong and Liang Wenbo
Switzerland: Alexander Ursenbacher and Luis Vetter
Malta: Alex Borg and Brian Cini
Australia: Steve Mifsud and Ryan Thomerson
India: Himanshu Jain and Lucky Vatnani

At the end of the round robin phase, the top two in each group will then go through to the quarter finals.

The future of snooker in Africa is brighwith the inclusion of the sport as a medal event in the 2019 All Africa Games holding in Morroco from the 23rd to 31st August, 2019. Only Africa Billiards and Snooker Confederation (ABSC) affiliated federation will be eligible to compete in the event.

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