Ronnie O’Sullivan says it might be an “pointless danger” to have followers attend the World Snooker Championship when the event begins on 31 July.
World Snooker has stated it’s “working onerous” on plans for spectators to attend the Crucible “whether it is doable”.
No sporting occasion within the UK has had spectators since March and O’Sullivan sees little level in even a diminished variety of attendees in Sheffield.
“You are not actually reaching something,” the five-time champion instructed 5 Dwell.
“Having individuals there however not sufficient individuals would not look good. Both pack it out and say we do not really care or simply go we aren’t having anybody.”
World Snooker Tour chairman Barry Hearn says “detailed discussions” are going down over the potential for a stay crowd.
However O’Sullivan says he has “no downside” with sporting occasions being behind closed doorways till 2021, given the chance of coronavirus an infection.
“Simply sport being on tv is sufficient for the time being,” stated the 44-year-old.
“I simply do not suppose you wish to be placing individuals’s lives in danger. You take a look at the NHS and also you suppose this is sort of a battle for the time being and it is these individuals who have been flat out, and also you watch what they undergo, and something to take the stress off them is paramount.”
He says enjoying is a “danger I am ready to take” however that he’ll assess how he feels on the venue and that if he’s “very, very uncomfortable” he would withdraw.
“If I get to that time then clearly there is no such thing as a level in enjoying,” he stated. “And hopefully I do not, hopefully I really feel like I am there and I am having fun with.”
The 2020 World Championship might be stay on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Purple Button, the BBC Sport web site and the BBC Sport app.