World champion Pankaj Advani will spearhead India’s challenge at the Asian Indoor Games to be held in Vietnam from Oct 30 to Nov 8. India had won a silver and a bronze in the last edition in Macau three years ago.
“Most of our players are in fine form and hopefully we will win more medals this time,” said Manoj Kothari, the national coach.
Advani, who recently won the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association's title, will participate in snooker, six-ball red single and English billiards. “I’ve been playing a lot of events this time and so I have been practicing only two hours or so,” Advani said prior to the team’s departure on Wednesday.