Shaun Murphy has withdrawn from next week’s Romanian Masters, it has been announced.
The former world champion will sit out the brand new tournament which gets underway next Wednesday (March 14) and takes place for five days.
The tournament will see 16 of the world’s best players compete for a top prize of 50,000 Euros. News of the tournament was announced last month.
Murphy, who won the World Championship in 2005, has been replaced by Mark King who won the 2016 Northern Ireland Open.King’s first round match is a clash against Stephen Maguire.
The amended draw is as follows:
Mark Selby vs Liang Wenbo
Stuart Bingham vs Neil Robertson
Mark Williams vs Ali Carter
Mark King vs Stephen Maguire
John Higgins vs Anthony McGill
Barry Hawkins vs Ryan Day
Mark Allen vs Kyren Wilson
Judd Trump vs Luca Brecel