Ronnie O’Sullivan gets new Championship League Snooker schedule after withdrawals.Ng On Yee and Zhou Yuelong have withdrawn from the upcoming Championship League Snooker, with amateur pair Saqib Nasir and Joshua Thomond coming in to replace them.
On Yee was due to make her debut as a professional in the event in memorable fashion as she was placed alongside Ronnie O’Sullivan in Group 32, but has withdrawn due to coronavirus.
Wayne Griffiths, head coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, explained that travelling to the UK has been deemed too risky amid the enormous rise in Covid-19 cases that is still ongoing.
‘I can confirm that On Yee has withdrawn from the Championship League based on recommendations from the HKSI’s sports medicine department,’ Griffiths told the South China Morning Post.
‘The UK has been placed in the highest risk A1 category so we have to consider athlete welfare as our main priority.
‘We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we hope to enter upcoming WST [World Snooker Tour] events as soon as it is considered safe to do so.’