There is good news for Snooker lovers in Pakistan as Asian Team Snooker and 6-Red Championship 2019 were awarded to Pakistan.
In a meeting in Iran, 6-Red Snooker Championships 2019 and eighth Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS) Asian Team Event were assigned to Pakistan. Munawwar Hussain Shaikh, Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) president said that Pakistan requested to host 6-Red Championship 2019 and Asian Team Snooker during the Asian Snooker Championship. He further added that the bid was later approved by ACBS board and its member countries.
Munawwar Hussain Shaikh said that the ACBS gave hosting rights to Pakistan for 6-Red Championship 2019 and Asian Team Snooker. However, 6-Red Championship 2019 and Asian Team Snooker wil be held at Karachi in April 2019. The last time, Pakistan hosted the snooker event in 2014. In 2017, Pakistan won the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. However, Muhammad Sajjad brought the trophy for Pakistan.
Snooker is one of the popular indoor games in Pakistan. The Pakistan Billiard & Snooker Federation was developed in 1958 for the promotion of game in Pakistan. In addition, Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) is also working to make snooker popular in Pakistan. Naveen Perwani and Muhammad Sajjad are the top snooker players of Pakistan.