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Snooker champion accused of betting on matches

Written by Ben Blaschke

Former snooker world champion and current number three ranked player Stuart Bingham will face a disciplinary hearing by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) after it was discovered he was betting on matches.

Bingham has admitted to breaking WPBSA rules by betting on the outcome of matches, although he has stated that he never bet on any matches that he was involved in.

“This was just a case of me not being clear on the rules,” he said. “I did not know I was not allowed to bet on other players’ matches. I thought it was just my own I could not bet on, and I have never done that.”

The WPBSA said, “Following an investigation into an alleged breach of the WPBSA betting rules by Stuart Bingham, a decision has been taken today that there is a case to answer.

“The matter has now been referred to the WPBSA disciplinary committee where a formal hearing will take place at a venue and date to be confirmed.”

Bingham won last month’s Welsh Open. The hearing isn’t expected to take place until after the upcoming World Championships which start on 15 April.