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Snooker news - Welsh duo banned from snooker following corruption inquiry

Welsh duo banned from snooker following corruption inquiry
By PA Sport

06/02/2019 at 18:04Updated 06/02/2019 at 18:47

Two snooker players have been hit with bans following a corruption inquiry, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has announced.

Welshman David John, once ranked 68 in the world, has been suspended for five years and seven months, and ordered to pay £17,000 in costs, after he admitted fixing two matches.

His compatriot, Jamie Jones has been banned for one year, and must pay £9,000, following his failure to report a corrupt approach.

Jones, who was world number 39 when he was charged, was cleared of fixing a match between John and Graeme Dott in 2016. He will be able to play again in October.

Both players have 14 days to appeal the decisions of the WPBSA disciplinary committee.

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