Bengaluru: Pankaj Advani of India with his trophy during the World Billiards Championship 2016 in Bengaluru ,

The Billiards and Snoooker Federation of India (BSFI) announced on Monday that India will be home to the World Billiards Championships for the next four years.

Last year, the prestigious tournament was held in Bengaluru.

.”We are pleased to announce that the IBSF has allotted the World Billiards Championship to India for the next four years. This will be the only World Championship recognised by all as the earlier one being held by the World Billiards Limited will not take place now. The World Billiards Limited will only have ranking events,” said secretary S Balasubramaniam.

BSFI secretary also pointed that hosting World Billiards Championships for a period of 4 years will provide a huge momentum to the growth of Billiard in the country and lot of young talents will be engrossed to the sport.

Last year ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani crowned the championship by winning his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title by beating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore