Ronnie O’Sullivan granted wish as snooker confirms Saudi ‘fourth major’

Ronnie O’Sullivan is gearing up to bring his skills to Saudi Arabia. He has expressed his support for the opportunity, regarding the country as powerful and expressing his excitement to play there. Eddie Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Sport, has also voiced his belief in the potential for snooker to flourish in Saudi Arabia, highlighting the kingdom’s commitment to fostering growth and new opportunities for sports.

Hearn referenced the success of premier sporting events hosted in Saudi Arabia and emphasized the addition of the Saudi Arabia Snooker Masters and World Pool Championship as significant steps that will usher in a new and thrilling chapter for snooker and nineball pool. In parallel, it has been revealed that the 2024 World Pool Championship is scheduled to take place in Jeddah from June 3-8 this year. This announcement further underscores the country’s active engagement in hosting major sporting events and its intent to establish itself as a prominent hub for international sports.

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