Leo Fernandez is suspended pending a hearing into suspicious betting patterns, while Matthew Selt is banned over social media posts.
A revamped World Snooker Tour will see an increase in ranking events and prize money next season.
Five Chinese players earn two-year cards to compete on the main snooker tour from the 2016-17 season.
World Snooker adds the one-frame Shoot Out tournament to its ranking events but the decision has been criticised by some players.
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As six-time world champion Steve Davis retires, he says it has been "mind-blowing" to have played such a key part in snooker's history.
Archive: The first Crucible 147
Canada's Cliff Thorburn makes snooker history by completing the first maximum 147 break at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.
Archive: Rocket's fastest 147
Ronnie O'Sullivan makes a maximum 147 break in the quickest time recorded, five minutes 20 seconds.
Snooker calendar 2015/2016
The World Snooker tour schedule for the 2015/2016 season.
World Snooker schedule and results
Latest scores, the match schedule and results from the 2015/16 World Snooker season.