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Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif clinches World Snooker Championship title

SOFIA: Pakistan’s cueist Muhammad Asif defeated Gary Wilson of England by 10-8 in the final to clinch the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sunday.

He became the second Pakistani player to win the snooker world cup after Muhammad Yousuf, who claimed the title in 1994. Besides, he is also the third Pakistani cueist to play the final of the championship.

It was Asif’s tenth consecutive win of the event. On Saturday, he beat Malta’s Alex Borg to qualify for the final.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif felicitated Asif for his outstanding feat.

Chief Minister Sharif announced a cash prize of Rs1 million for the world cup winner.

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