Four of the top seeds’ first match scheduled at 2021 Players Championship

Here is the announcement by WST:

Cazoo Players Championship – Four Seeds Scheduled

Judd Trump will begin the defence of his Cazoo Players Championship title on Monday evening next week.

The ITV4-televised tournament runs from February 22 to 28, featuring the top 16 players on the one-year ranking list. The field is not confirmed yet as it will depend on the results of the remaining matches at the BetVictor Welsh Open.

Trump is guaranteed to be top of the one-year list going into next week’s event so he will face the player in 16th position in the opening session of the tournament on Monday at 7pm.

Three other players have been scheduled into the following sessions:

Tuesday 1pm : Neil Robertson
Tuesday 7pm : Ronnie O’Sullivan
Wednesday 1pm : Mark Selby

The full draw and format will be confirmed after the BetVictor Welsh Open which finishes on Sunday evening.

Unless some player(s) test positive for covid-19, as one of Jordan Brown and Stephen Maguire will be through to the final, it’s now certain that Shaun Murphy will miss out and that Stuart Bingham will be 16th in the list, and, therefore will be Judd Trump’s opponent on Momday night.