An EGM of the players has today resulted in a change to the WPBSA constitution allowing the board to freeze a player's ranking for a whole season for medical reasons.

The vote went through 19-5, meaning Paul Hunter, still fighting cancer, will not have to play this season (assuming the board, as expected, grants his request).

This is a humanitarian issue and one on which the players and WPBSA should be congratulated for getting right.

Paul's ranking will be frozen at 34th and, hopefully, he can pick up his career in a year's time.

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