New Delhi: India on Thursday crashed out of the Snooker World Cup after suffering their second defeat in the $7,00,000 invitational tournament at the Bangkok Convention Centre in Thailand.

India, represented by seven-time world champion Pankaj Advani and Asian Games bronze medallist Aditya Mehta, were beaten 1-4 by the experienced English duo of Mark Selby and Ali Carter.

After having registered their first victory by rolling over Belgium 3-2 on the second day, India surrendered meekly to England on the fourth day of the team championships.

On the opening day, India lost 1-4 against Northern Ireland with only Aditya being able to win the final frame against Gerard Greene.

India will play their last league fixture against another Group C rival Brazil on Friday.

The 2011 Snooker World Cup, which has returned to the scene after a gap of 15 years, is featuring pairs who will compete in five one-frame series. The last Snooker World Cup was held in Bangkok in 1996.

A total of 20 teams are competing in the World Cup, divided into four groups.

Each team consists of two players with every player has been guaranteed $3,750.

Each match is played over five one-frame matches and the teams score one point for each frame won with the top two in each group advancing to the quarter-finals.

(Agencies)