A message from Matchroom Multi Sport Managing Director Emily Frazer:
As sporting events around the world begin to return, we have taken some time to carefully consider the current status of live sport and the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. With International travel restrictions in place as well as strict health and safety measures that must now be adhered to, it has led us to re-evaluate both our own tournaments and those which are sanctioned as Matchroom World Ranking and or Mosconi Cup Team Ranking events.
We have a duty of care to our players and given that health and safety measures may not be fully met at each event; many players will be unable to travel or may be uncomfortable in doing so, we do not feel it is right to award Matchroom World Ranking or Mosconi Cup Team Ranking points in the current climate. We, therefore, will be suspending these rankings until further notice.
Collectively, Matchroom Multi Sport and Mosconi Cup team captains have together determined the fairest and best way to select players for this year’s Mosconi Cup on December 1st whilst also ensuring that ranking events already completed have been considered. We will make a public announcement regarding this in due course.
Rest assured, we are still entirely focused on building the sport of pool and are fully committed to the resumption and development of Matchroom World Rankings and will be working with our fellow promoters and organisers later this year to discuss the system for 2021 Mosconi Cup Rankings and World Rankings.
We are still hopeful and determined the Mosconi Cup will take place this year and are in constant detailed discussions with the relevant organisations and personnel to stay up to date. Our highest priority is the safety of everyone connected with the event however we are working hard to explore every avenue to making this work and will continue to do so, if it is possible.
We appreciate it is still an unclear and unsettling time for everyone and we thank you all for your patience and understanding so far.
Have faith – we will be back stronger!