Netease Sports reported on October 4:
On October 4th, Beijing time, Snooker officially announced two heavy news. The first is World Snooker Tour Chairman Barry-
Hearn, 72, runs snooker, darts and boxing. His son Eddie was tested positive last week, and this week Barry Hearn, the head of snooker, was also confirmed to be infected with the new crown virus. According to the British government’s epidemic prevention regulations, he will begin self-isolation for a period of time. A spokesperson said: "Barry Hearn feels good and has no symptoms. Other staff and family members have also been tested and the results are all negative."
Although snooker is not the hardest hit area of the new crown epidemic, two people were diagnosed in the European Masters. Now Barry Hearn has also been recruited. Facts have proved that snooker also faces great risks.
Because of this, O'Sullivan decided to withdraw from the Champions League. According to foreign media reports, O'Sullivan has already withdrawn from the Champions League. He should have played on Monday, but he will not appear on the roster now. A spokesperson for the event said: "Ronnie O'Sullivan has notified us that he has asked to withdraw from the Champions League because he does not want to enter the game quarantine zone and does not want to be tested for the new crown."
This is not surprising. O'Sullivan was very afraid of the new crown virus after the two players were infected with the new crown. After losing the European Masters, he said that he was very afraid of the new crown virus. "To be honest, I feel very vulnerable in the game. You know, Those players who have been infected with the virus have also come into contact with other people, so you have to think carefully and try to keep a certain distance, so I let all snooker players stay away from me."
"You must wear a mask and wash your hands carefully when you leave here. I am very paranoid about this because someone around me has died of the virus, and no one knows the long-term impact of the virus on us, so I don't want to take risks. I am not with other players. Together, I don’t know their behavior or what they will do when they leave the court, but for me, I must keep my distance."
O’Sullivan also said: “I told others to stay away from me. I don’t want anyone to come close to me because there are people around me who die and I have seen healthy people get seriously ill.” Since the outbreak, O’Sullivan has started to protect himself. , And have repeatedly complained about the epidemic prevention of snooker matches, so it is reasonable for him to decide not to participate in the Champions League.