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Ronnie O'Sullivan facing fine after media no show

By John Skilbeck

Published 19/04/2016

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan faces disciplinary action from snooker's world governing body after refusing to fulfil media duties following his World Championship win over David Gilbert.

The five-times champion skipped the obligatory post-match press conference yesterday after his 10-7 first-round victory, breaching part of the contract all tour players are required to sign.

Assuming he is found guilty by a World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) disciplinary panel, O'Sullivan is likely to receive a relatively small fine before his next appearance, which is scheduled for Saturday.

O'Sullivan's decision, which was relayed to the media by a WPBSA official, came as a surprise given the relatively serene nature of his progress into the last 16.

He hit breaks of 101 and 72 as he transformed a 6-3 overnight lead into his three-frame victory.

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