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Pankaj Advani: "Possibility of a IPL-like snooker league"

Pocketing his 13th World title, Pankaj Advani feels that an IPL-like league in snooker or billiards would be a possibility in the game that has become financially rewarding.

Advani, who successfully defended his World 6-Red Snooker title after humbling top Chinese cueist Yan Bingtao 6-2 in the best-of-11 frame final yesterday, is keen to see the game thrive in India.

"It can happen and I can say after having played so long that the sport now is financially rewarding in the long run.

"The sport is doing well in India and the 6-ball format has caught on as it is shorter in duration to conventional 15 red ball snooker and people get good entertainment," he added.