World Snooker bosses have reacted to news that Essex player Ali Carter has been diagnosed with lung cancer by freezing his ranking.
Essex star clinches second round tie 13-12 at the Crucible
The world's best female billiards and snooker players will be in Cambridge today for the World Championships.
Northamptonshire snooker player Kyren Wilson resumes his bid for a shock result in the first round of the World Championships this evening.
The 22 year old from Kettering is trailing by 6 frames to 3 in his game against Ricky Walden at the Crucible in Sheffield. He did lead 3-1 earlier in the match. The first to 10 frames goes through.
Essex snooker player, Ali Carter, will return to tournament snooker at the Shanghai Masters after being given the all-clear from testicular cancer.
The 33-year-old, from Colchester, underwent an operation shortly after making his cancer diagnosis public on July 1.
But the two-time world finalist wrote on his Twitter account: "Just had the best news ever! I've got the all clear!
"Will be back in action in the shanghai masters. Thankyou everyone for all your support!"
His decision to return for September's world ranking event in Shanghai gives Carter another two months to recuperate from his illness.
Essex snooker player Ali Carter's bid to become World Champion has once again been ended by Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final in Sheffield.
Carter, who is from Tiptree near Colchester, lost to O'Sullivan when they met in the final in 2008. Yesterday he was unable to stop O'Sullivan from stretching his overnight lead from three frames to five in the first session of the day, before eventually losing 18-11 at the Crucible.