India’s richest and biggest snooker tournament has attracted as many as five former World Champions with No 1 ranked Neil Robertson of Australia, the 2010 winner, heading the pack.
The other former World Champions include John Higgins (1998, 2007, 2009, 2011), Mark Williams (2000, 2003), Ken Doherty (1997) and Peter Ebdon (2002).
Advani faces 27th-ranked Marcus Campbell in his first round match on Tuesday while Mumbai’s Mehta is up against 43-year-old World No 30 Ebdon.
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