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O’Sullivan makes price-effective plea in snooker’s fixing fight

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Five-time World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan says that more “price-effective” tournaments could be the answer in snooker’s fight against match-fixing. His comments came after the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) sanctioned three players – Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng, both from China, and Welshman David John. The trio have been suspended until the outcome of formal hearings, which will …

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Former world champion Bingham banned for breaching betting rules

Current world snooker number 10 Stuart Bingham, has been found guilty of breaching World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) rules on betting, and has subsequently been banned from the sport for six months. As part of his punishment for betting on matches that involved either himself or other players, the former world champion has also been ordered to pay …

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WPBSA joins Sportradar integrity monitoring program

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), the governing body for professional snooker and billiards, has this week confirmed that it will join the Sportradar integrity program as its seeks to boosts its capabilities in identifying, detecting and monitoring potential match fixing. Agreeing terms on a three-year partnership, WPBSA will move to integrate Sportradar integrity provisions through its state-of-the-art …

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Leo Fernandez receives 15-month snooker ban for match-fixing

Irish Snooker player Leo Fernandez has been given a 15-month ban by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) after admitting to a charge related to corruption and match-fixing. Fernandez, 40, was provisionally suspended on May 27 pending an investigation into suspicious betting patterns during his World Championship qualifying match with Gary Wilson in April. He has now admitted …

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