One player expressing some disappointment at the Players Tour Championship Finals being switched from Thailand to Preston was world No2 Mark Selby. The 30-year-old from Leicester is a big fan of his home city football club The Foxes, currently looking good to regain their place in the Premier League next season. City have wealthy Thai owners and through his friendship with club ambassador Alan ‘Birch’ Birchenall Selby was on a promise of some top-level hospitality during the scheduled trip to Bangkok, abandoned due to the violence and political unrest in the country.