Mike Hallet has zero chances.. He isn´t that good anymore. Even his commentating is pretty odd. Ronnie is following his footsteps
Or then it can well be a great idea. Who knows. Ronnie´s commentating can also be pretty odd. But he can afford doing that, and probably those are his authentic views. Anyone who has authentic views can speak out loud and it´s perfectly okay.
And what is Jimmy White´s situation and position right now?
Barry Pinches can well make it. Lu Ning is interesting. Tony Drago used to play such a standards on his day. But those days are long gone now. TD played some amazing standards against for example Jimmy White. You can find those matches on Youtube.
Overally I think this isn´t that much important anymore. Having that playing licence or not doesn´t make much different, unless your name is Mark Selby. Because it is the big one that counts. All these players and people involved here can well work much with the game regardless if they are having that licence or not. Someone like Jimmy White just can´t have that success in Sheffield anymore. So he can well be out of the tour as well.
Financially it obviously makes a big difference. Or can make it. The results does the telling. I was just pointing out solely the sporting point of view.