Pakistan concedes second defeat in Snooker World Cup in Wuxi

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Karachi: Pakistan snooker team, consisting of cueists Hamza Akbar and Shahram Changezi, also lost their second match to Australia by 4-1 frames in 2017 Little Swan World Cup on Tuesday in Wuxi, China.

According to information made available here, sixth seed Australia proved too good for unseeded Pakistan and recorded a 100-08(91), 67-24, 60-67, 112-11(82), 73-56) victory.

Earlier on Monday, unseeded Iran also defeated Pakistan by 39-72, 69-17, 62-61, 52-76, 43-26 score.

The 2017 World Cup used the same format as that used in 2015. There were 24 national teams, with two players competing for each side, and the initial round divided the entrants into four groups of six each.

During the Group Stage, every national team played a best-of-five frame match against each of the other sides in their pool. All matches consisted of five frames, two singles, a doubles frame, and two reverse singles. The top two teams from each group would advance to the knockout stages, the order being determined by total frames won.

To stay in the run for the title of the championship, Pakistan must now beat Switzerland, Malta and third seed England and hope some other weak teams pull victory against top sides.

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