Snooker's Players Championship, the conclusion to the European and Asian Tour series, will not be staged in Thailand in March due to political unrest in the country.


The 32-man tournament was due to take place in Bangkok from March 25-29, but in the best interests of the safety of our players and officials, World Snooker has taken the decision to find an alternative location.


Negotiations are taking place with alternative venues in the UK and Europe and a new location for the £300,000 event will be announced as soon as possible.


The tournament will feature 24 players qualified from the European Tour Order of Merit plus eight players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit, with the winner to receive £100,000.