Statement from Ali Carter below.
“It is with great regret that I have had to withdraw from the upcoming European Tour event in Bulgaria. I have been suffering with some complications following my last procedure and my consultant, Professor Neville Davidson, has advised me against playing right now, and to rest.
“I am so disappointed to have to withdraw, but remain full of excitement about competing again. I remain positive and hopeful that I will be well enough to return to competition soon.”
WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson said: “We all miss Ali enormously and his fans wait eagerly for his return, whilst we will all wait a little longer we look forward to welcoming a fit and well Ali back to competition in due course.”