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Thu, February 07, 2019

Welsh pair suspended by World Snooker after match-fixing investigation

Two welsh snooker players, David John and Jamie Jones have been banned by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) after breaching anti-corruption rules.

Former professional David John will serve a suspension of five years and seven months and ordered to pay £17,000 towards the WPBSA’s costs after admitting to fixing two matches in which his opponents were unaware of the plots.

Jamie Jones who was charged last October, was cleared of match-fixing but admitted to failing to report a corrupt approach and has been given a one-year ban with a £9,000 fine.

Both men's bans were reduced - John's from seven years and Jones' from 16 months - as a result of them admitting the charges.

WPBSA Chairman, Jason Ferguson commented,  “This case highlights the importance of professional sportsmen understanding their responsibilities to report anything relating to match-fixing.”

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