Sus­pen­sion over fix­ing

Western Daily Press - - Rugby -

JAMIE Jones has been sus­pended from the World Snooker tour with im­me­di­ate ef­fect over al­le­ga­tions he was in­volved in match-fix­ing.

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& Snooker As­so­ci­a­tion (WPBSA) has banned Jones, the world num­ber 39, pend­ing a disciplinary hear­ing.

The 30-year-old is al­leged to have been “party to, or fa­cil­i­tated, the ma­nip­u­la­tion of the out­come” of a match be­tween David John and Graeme Dott at Pre­ston’s In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­onship Qual­i­fiers on Septem­ber 29, 2016.

Dott beat John 6-1. Welsh­man John was sus­pended in May.

“Fol­low­ing a WPBSA in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­leged breaches of the WPBSA rules by David John, a de­ci­sion has been taken that Jamie Jones has a case to an­swer,” read a WPBSA state­ment.

“The al­le­ga­tion is that Jamie Jones was party to, or fa­cil­i­tated, the ma­nip­u­la­tion of the out­come of David John’s match with Graeme Dott that was played at the In­ter­na­tional Cham­pi­onship Qual­i­fiers on Septem­ber 29, 2016.

“Ja­son Fer­gu­son, the chair­man of the WPBSA has taken the de­ci­sion to sus­pend Jones from at­tend­ing or com­pet­ing on the World Snooker tour with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. This will re­main in place un­til the (end) of this mat­ter. Jones has the right to ap­peal.”

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