The hearing of the evidence in the first part of Stephen Lee's appeal against his 12-year ban from snooker has been concluded, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association announced on Monday.
Stephen Lee has lost the first stage of an appeal as he challenges his 12-year ban from snooker.
The 39-year-old from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, was given the suspension by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) last September after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing dating back to 2008 and 2009.
The WPBSA says:
"The Appeals Committee have considered the evidence and submissions made by all parties in the first part of Stephen Lee’s appeal against his conviction for match fixing.
Today they have delivered their decision and they have dismissed this aspect of his appeal."