O’Sullivan’s breakaway plan ‘nonsensical’ – Hearn


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Ronnie O’Sullivan’s desire to form a “Champions League-style” breakaway series of snooker events is “nonsensical”, according to World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn.

Five-time world champion O’Sullivan said on Sunday he is unhappy with the number of events on the calendar and the travelling required.

Hearn told BBC Radio 5 Live he found O’Sullivan’s remarks “incredulous”.

“I want to watch him play but I am getting tired of his remarks,” he said.

“It’s a nonsensical thought because Ronnie needs someone to play. But it is clear that not one single member of the 128 on the pro tour will trust their future to Mr O’Sullivan and his rather cranky schemes.”

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