Ryan Day has been runner-up in four ranking event finals

Welshman Ryan Day has been drawn against World champion Mark Selby in the first round of the Players Championship in Llandudno.

Day, who lost to Barry Hawkins in the World Grand Prix final in February, will be the sole Welsh representative.

Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will be in action on Monday evening, facing Liang Wenbo.

Welsh Open champion Stuart Bingham will be in first round action against Anthony Hamilton on Monday evening.

Shaun Murphy, who won his first ranking title of the season on Sunday with victory over Judd Trump in the final of the Gibraltar Open, faces Ali Carter.

The Ladbrokes Players Championship, which runs from 6-12 March, features the top 16 players on this season’s one-year ranking list.

Players Championship – First Round Draw

Stuart Bingham v Anthony Hamilton

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Liang Wenbo

Mark Selby v Ryan Day

Marco Fu v Anthony McGill

Barry Hawkins v Neil Robertson

Judd Trump v Mark King

Ding Junhui v John Higgins

Ali Carter v Shaun Murphy

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