Peter Lines has tested positive for Covid-19 at snooker’s Matchroom.Live English Open in Milton Keynes and has been withdrawn from the event.
He had come into contact with his son Oliver Lines, so Oliver has also been withdrawn.
Peter Lines was due to play Luo Honghao in the first round on Tuesday, so Luo receives a bye to the second round of the world ranking event.
Oliver Lines tested negative then beat Noppon Saengkham 4-1 in the first round on Monday. He was due to play Anthony McGill in the second round, so McGill receives a bye to round three.
All other players and officials tested at the event on Monday had negative results.
Peter and Oliver Lines will now undergo a period of self isolation and will receive the support of WST.
Since WST events restarted in June, strict Covid-19 regulations have been and continue to be followed, under UK Government guidance.
Article by WST.