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Snooker authorities said the 12-year match-fixing ban handed to Stephen Lee will be backdated to October 2012.
This means the 38-year-old will not be allowed to play professional snooker until October 2024, effectively ending his sporting career.
Lee, the former world number five, was found guilty of match-fixing charges relating to seven matches in 2008 and 2009.
Snooker player Stephen Lee from Trowbridge says he will appeal against a 12 year ban issued to him for match fixing.
Snookers governing body, the WPBSA, has released a statement after giving player Stephen Lee a 12 year ban and a £40,000 fine for match fixing.
The former world number five from Trowbridge fixed seven matches.
Stephen Lee has been banned for 12 years after being found guilty of seven match-fixing charges, World Snooker has confirmed
The fate of snooker player Stephen Lee is due to be announced today after the decision was deferred yesterday.
Lee from Trowbridge fixed seven matches in 2008 and 2009 and could face a ban for life.
The decision on the future of snooker player Stephen Lee has been deferred to tomorrow.
The former world number five from Trowbridge was found guilty of fixing seven matches in 2008 and 2009 and could face a life ban.
Snooker player Stephen Lee will learn his fate later this morning after being found guilty of match-fixing.
The former world number 5, from Trowbridge, was convicted last week by the sport's governing body of fixing seven games in 2008 and 2009, including a World Championship match.
He could be banned for life.