23 April 2014 Last updated at 15:49 GMT

Barry Hearn says World Snooker Championship will stay

World Snooker Championship

  • Venue: The Crucible, Sheffield
  • Dates: 20 April - 5 May

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World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn promises the Crucible will remain host of the World Snooker Championship, as long as it receives its current level of support from host broadcaster, the BBC and Sheffield City Council.

Hearn also ends speculation that the Championship could be on its way to China, reiterating his belief that it will remain at the Sheffield venue.