Billiards

UK sports promotional company Matchroom Sport has launched a new division as it seeks to further diversify its portfolio.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has become the latest body to agree a long-term partnership with sports and betting-related services company Sportradar.

Jason Ferguson, president of the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS), has said that the organisation will continue its drive for snooker to feature at the Olympics by launching a new bid for its inclusion at the 2024 Games, as well as that year’s Paralympic Games.

The World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association (WLBSA) has rebranded as World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (WLBS) and become a subsidiary of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) in an effort to boost development of the women’s game.

The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has unveiled an eight-team tournament based on the successful franchise model established in the country by cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL).