Crucible Clive Cut Short to Four Days

As followers of my Twitter page will have noticed, yesterday I had a brief word with BBC veteran Clive Everton about how long he would be here commentating this week and unfortunately he told me that he would be in action for just the first four days…

As a fan of Clive’s commentary and all of the work he has done for the game with his Snooker Scene magazine it is extremely disappointing to see his role being curtailed in this way, particularly as the ‘issue’ is not one that relates to his capability – indeed he is as good in the commentary box as he has ever been.

Presumably we will be hearing more from Ken Doherty now that he is out of the tournament and although I am a huge fan of his, I wish that his increased involvement were not at the expense of Clive.