Suspension over fixing
JAMIE Jones has been suspended from the World Snooker tour with immediate effect over allegations he was involved in match-fixing.
The World Professional Billiards
& 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.”