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Jamie Jones: Welshman suspended in corruption inquiry

October 11, 2018 10:21 AM
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Jamie Jones: Welshman suspended in corruption inquiry

Snooker player Jamie Jones has been suspended over allegations he was involved in match-fixing.

The 30-year-old is accused of being part of a plan to fix the outcome of a match between fellow Welshman David John and Graeme Dott in 2016.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said world number 39 Jones has a case to answer and will now face a formal hearing.

There is no suggestion of wrongdoing against Dott or that matches involving 2012 World Championship quarter-finalist Jones are under suspicion.

Dott beat John, who lost his tour card last season, 6-1 at the 2016 International Championship qualifiers in Preston.

Jones was due to play against China's Zhao Xintong in a qualifying round match for the International Championship in China on Friday.

He reached the last 16 of this year's World Championship, coming back from 8-5 down to beat 2005 world champion Shaun Murphy 10-9 in the first round in Sheffield but lost 13-5 against Kyren Wilson in the last 16.

Jones was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 World Championship and 2016 UK Championship.

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Source: bbc.co.uk

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