Snooker World Cup: India gets off to strong start

India trounced South Africa 3-0 before getting the better of the mighty Thailand 3-1 at the Snooker World Cup in Doha.

Pankaj Advani and Laxman Rawat (not in picture) are representing India at the Snooker World Cup at Doha. (File Photo)   -  Sudhakara Jain

Defending champion India made a strong start in the IBSF Snooker World Cup with victories over South Africa and Thailand in Doha on Saturday.

Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra had annexed the coveted title last year. This time, India’s top ranked players, Pankaj and Laxman Rawat, are vying to bring back the cup.

The format is similar to that of Davis Cup that includes two singles, a doubles and two reverse singles. The tie is a best-of-five affair.

India trounced South Africa 3-0 before getting the better of the mighty Thailand 3-1.

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