The Asian Snooker Championship, which was slated to be organised by the Maharashtra State Billiards and Snooker Association at Pune next month, has been called off due to lack of sponsors.
"Yes, we have been forced to call it off as we could not find a sponsor despite approaching 25 companies. It's a shame that none has come forward to sponsor this prestigious international event," said MBSA joint-secretary Derek Sippy.
"We have already informed the national body and the championship would now be held at Bangkok from July 25-31," he added.
MBSA president and former three-time world amateur billiards champion Michael Ferreira today hit out at the corporate world through his newspaper column for failing to come forward and lend financial support in organising the event.