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Vafaei Joins Cazoo Masters Field

Hossein Vafaei has been awarded a place in the 2023 Cazoo Masters and will face Mark Selby in the opening round at Alexandra Palace in London on Sunday January 8th at 7pm.

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Vafaei directly replaces Zhao Xintong, who was suspended by WPBSA on January 3rd and has decided not to appeal the suspension. Vafaei was 18th in the world rankings at the cut-off point for the Cazoo Masters so he is the next player in line.

Vafaei will make his Masters debut and will become the first player from Iran to compete in the event.

The Cazoo Masters runs from January 8 to 15.