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World Professional Snooker Tour: Asjad Iqbal Offered Place On World Professional Tour

Pakistani Cueist Asjad Iqbal has been offered a spot on the Professional Snooker Tour by the World Professional Billiards And Snooker Association.

Asjad Iqbal has been offered a place after Thailand’s Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon was withdrawn from the tour due to disciplinary issues.

Asjad got the place as he was on the priority list on the Asia-Oceania Q School Order Of Merit.

The Association said in a statement that “after careful consideration, the WPBSA Board has taken the decision not to admit Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon as a member of the WPBSA.

The world snooker tour place will now be offered to Asjad of Pakistan who is the next in line on the Asia-Oceania Q School Order Of Merit.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif had also qualified for a professional tour after qualifying for the Final Of The Q-School Tournament.

Asif had beaten Asjad in the semi-final.

These two players, however, will have the challenge to manage finances to stay on world snooker tour.