Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us
SNOOKER: Lee found guilty of fixing
7:50pm Monday 16th September 2013 in Sport
WILTSHIRE ace Stephen Lee has been found guilty of fixing seven snooker matches.
The verdict was confirmed by Nigel Mawer, the chairman of the disciplinary committee of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPSBA).
Mawer said that Lee, the 38-year-old former world number five, has been found guilty of match-fixing charges relating to seven matches.
The sanction will be announced at a separate hearing on September 24 and Lee could face a lifetime ban.
Lee, a regular at Swindon’s 147 Club, was charged following an investigation into eight matches - four at the Malta Cup in 2008, two at the UK Championship 2008, and one each at the China Open in 2009 and the World Championship 2009.
He was suspended last October and an independent hearing was arranged by Sport Resolutions UK.
It is the biggest case of match-fixing to hit snooker since Australian Quinten Hann was suspended for eight years in 2006.
Comments are closed on this article.