World Snooker Championship: Organisers defend size of pockets
|2016 World Snooker Championship|
|Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 16 April - 2 May|
|Coverage: Live on BBC TV, Red Button, BBC Sport app, Connected TVs & online.|
Tournament organisers have denied claims the pockets are bigger than normal at the 2016 World Championship.
Seven-time champion Stephen Hendry said on Twitter on Friday that it was "#bucketry at the Crucible".
But a World Snooker spokesman said: "The pocket templates are exactly the same as they are at every other event."
Steve Davis, six-time Crucible champion, said: "The general consensus among some of the pros is that the pockets are oversized by a fraction.
"And, if you are playing shots with pockets that are bigger, you should - if you get among the balls - make the most of it."
World Snooker had previously had to take action after criticism of the tables during the start of this year's event in Sheffield.
Qualifier Ali Carter, a two-time finalist, described the table in his defeat against Alan McManus as "the worst I have ever played on".
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