MX23RW : Monday, December 17 08:39:56

Ken Doherty: 'Stephen Lee career is finished'

Former snooker world champion Ken Doherty believes that Stephen Lee's career is finished after receiving a 12-year ban for match-fixing.

Former snooker world champion Ken Doherty has claimed that Stephen Lee's career is all but over following his 12-year ban for match-fixing.

The 39-year-old heard his punishment on Wednesday after being found guilty of fixing seven matches between 2008 and 2009.

When asked if Lee's career is finished, Doherty told BBC Sport: "Absolutely. I don't think he can come back from this.

"He can keep playing and play money matches, but how long can you keep doing that? He's 39 years of age and has got a family to support."

Lee has continued to maintain his innocence after receiving the suspension.


Click here for more stories about Ken Doherty

Share this article now:
Stephen Lee at the table during the Masters against Mark Selby on January 18, 2012
Read Next:
Lee 'taken advantage of'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account