Snooker match fixing

The snooker player Stephen Lee will learn his fate today after being found guilty of match-fixing. The former world number 5 from Trowbridge fixed seven games in 2008 and 2009

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Lee career effectively ended by 12-year snooker ban

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.

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WPBSA: Match fixers must be "severely dealt with"

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.

We take no pride in having to deal with such serious issues. However this demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that snooker is free from corruption. It is an important part of our anti-corruption approach that players found to be involved in fixing matches or any aspect of a match are severely dealt with. We work closely with partners globally and the message we are sending is that if you get involved in match fixing you will be found out and removed from the sport

– WPBSA

Decision on match fixing snooker player due today

The former world number 5 fixed seven matches Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Decision on Lee's future deferred to tomorrow

Lee fixed seven matches Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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Snooker player Lee could be given life ban

Trowbridge's Stephen Lee could be banned for life. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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.

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