Stephen Lee 'has case to answer' in match-fixing investigation

Lee 'has case to answer' in match-fixing probe
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The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association claim that Stephen Lee has a 'case to answer' in relation to a match-fixing probe.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association have released a statement claiming that Stephen Lee has a 'case to answer' regarding match-fixing allegations.

The 38-year-old has been accused of breaching the rules in relation to matches at the 2008 Malta Cup, the UK Championship in the same year, as well as the 2009 World Championship and China Open.

A statement released via worldsnooker.com said: "The available evidence has now been considered and in accordance with the Disciplinary Rules, the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee has decided that there is a case for Stephen Lee to answer in relation to a breach of the WPBSA Members Rules.

"Stephen Lee is currently suspended from competition and Jason Ferguson, the chairman of the WPBSA, has decided that the suspension will remain in force until the conclusion of the hearing or hearings and the determination of this matter."

A date for the independent hearing has yet to be decided by Sport Resolutions UK.

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