Top Snooker Pro Wants Billiards and Snooker added to Asian Games/Commonwealth
Pankaj Advani is a top snooker in the snooker industry and recently spoke in an interview, stating he would like to see both billiards and snooker added to the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Advani stated that he believes both sports should be added to the events since both sports have been doing well over the past few years.

The sports made the Asian Games but for some reason they are not on the list in South Korea. Advani is now back from Egypt where he earned the first place win at the World 6-Reds Snooker Championship. The 27 year old pro received a big welcome when returning home after the event and it was then he decided to speak out on behalf of both sports.

In 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010, English billiards and snooker were both added to the Asian Games. Advani won a gold medal during the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games and would like to compete yet again. Advani stated:

“But with all our achievements, we should be part of more Asian and Commonwealth Games because we are a serious competitive sport. I don’t know what happened to the bid that we are going to make it to the 2019 edition, I am not following it.”

Advani has been able to earn seven world titles and two snooker titles and was able to make history by winning a title in both long and short formats in snooker and billiards. He admits that it is hard to move back and forth from the games but he enjoys the sports and competitiveness.

It will be interesting to see if the sports are added back to games or if the sports will continue to be left at the side while other sports are able to be played in such high competition.

- 2014-07-18

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