John Higgins acts as a diplomat at World Championship

Having defeated Martin Gould 10-6 in Sheffield just to set up a Betfred World Championship second round clash with an Irish sportsman, Mark Alle, Hohn Higgins played diplomat.

Scot Higgins, aged 41, tells that the leading sportsmen require sitting down with supremo Barry Hearn for the purpose of thrashing out their differences, reacting to the ‘bullying’ row, which involves Ronnie O’Sullivan.

John Higgins told that Barry did a great job. Nevertheless, the top notch 16 or 32 sportsmen require sitting down with him somewhere in a quiet place and telling that they don’t want it or it’s in a players’ contract.

At Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre Shaun Murphy carried out his last 16 clash with O’Sullivan, having said he absolutely dislikes his views.

Ex-world champion Murphy told that airing your dirty linen in public can’t be good for anybody. He stressed that they’re doing their best to promote the play, and the last thing they are eager to face is public quarrel between Ronnie as well as the chairman of World Snooker.