Top-seed Sajjad ousted from Asian Snooker Championship

INDORE: In a major upset, Pakistan’s top seeded Mohammad Sajjad was ousted from the Asian Snooker Championship even as India’s Pankaj Advani, IH Manudev, Kamal Chawla and Aditya Mehta secured a place in the last 16 on Wednesday.In a game of nerves, Sajjad lost to UAE’s Mohammad-Al-Joaker 4-3 (74-25, 71-39, 31-77, 1-78, 55-52, 8-75, 113-16) at the Yeshwant Club.

Those who have secured a place for themselves in the last 16 are as follows:

Group A: Mohammad-AL-Joaker (UAE), Mohammad Lababi ( Iran).

Group B: Pankaj Advani ( India), Lim Chun Kiat ( Singapore).

Group C: Mohammad Rais Senzahi ( Afghanistan), Shahid Aftab ( Pakistan).

Group D: Jin Long ( China), Fung Kwok Wai (Hongkong). Group E: Noppadal Sangnil ( Thailand), I H Manudev (India).

Group F: Passakorn Suwannawat (Thailand), Kamal Chawla (India).

Group G: Tian Pengfei (China), Omar Alkojah ( Syria) Group H : Mohammad Shahed (UAE), Aditya Mehta (India). – TOI