O'Sullivan: The governing body of Snooker asked me to consider my future in the sport

O'Sullivan faces disciplinary action after criticizing World Snooker for its stance on five players who chose to play in an exhibition tournament in Mack


by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

O'Sullivan: The governing body of Snooker asked me to consider my future in the sport
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Seven-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has said he has been urged by World Snooker's governing body to consider his future in the sport. O'Sullivan faces disciplinary action after criticizing World Snooker for its stance on five players who chose to play in an exhibition tournament in Mack instead of the Northern Ireland Open.

One of the best snooker players of all time recently threatened to withdraw from the competition due to a conflict with the governing body.

Leaders of World Snooker sent him a letter

"The letter they sent me wasn't very nice.

I think I've done a lot of good for snooker. I would have expected someone to say, 'You know what, we think you've done a lot for the game, we like what you're providing' I never got a letter praising me. All I get is a letter saying, 'You did this and that bad'," O'Sullivan said, the BBC reported.

"I haven't spoken to anyone from World Snooker for 10 years and I will never reach them as I know that kind of culture is not for me," added the 47-year-old snooker player. Disciplinary action against five players - reigning world champion Luke Bressel, four-time world champions John Higgins and Mark Selby, Tepchaya Un Nu and Ali Carter - was avoided as the Macau event was moved to December with the permission of World Snooker.

O'Sullivan backed those players in October.

Experienced Ronnie is happy because he can play at his age

Seven-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan said that he is no longer the player he used to be and that he looks forward to every victory because he is old.

"Every match I win these days is one of the best wins in my life because I'm old. I've been around for a long time. I'm not getting better and if nothing else, I'm not the player I used to be. All players strive for success, they're young and hungry.

Now it's harder. I would usually win tournaments easily and not lose many frames, even against top players. Now it's harder. I enjoy every win I get," O'Sullivan said, Jurosport reported.