The Daily Mail reports that Sir Rodney Walker, the WPBSA chairman, was approached in Shanghai by promoters looking to stage the World Championship in China.
Walker makes it clear the game's top event will remain at the Crucible until the end of its contract in 2010.
After that, who knows what will happen?
My guess is that it will depend on the BBC. I would imagine they would want the tournament to stay in the UK.
But is there a price the Chinese offer that the WPBSA cannot reasonably turn down?
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