Ten Chinese language snooker gamers face match fixing costs following an investigation by the governing World Skilled Billiards and Snooker Affiliation (WPBSA)’s integrity unit, it introduced on Wednesday.
Liang Wenbo, Li Cling, Lu Ning, Yan Bingtao, Zhao Xintong, Zhang Jiankang, Chen Zifan, Chang Bingyu, Zhao Jianbo and Bai Langning are the gamers charged.
Zhao Xintong, who gained the 2021 UK Championship and final yr’s German Masters, is ranked ninth on the planet, whereas Yan is a former Masters champion. Each gamers had been barred from competing in final week’s Masters.
Zhao Xintong has been charged with caring in fixing matches on the World Snooker Tour and betting on snooker, whereas Yan has been charged with fixing matches on the World Snooker Tour and betting on snooker.
“The (10) gamers are at present suspended from attending and competing on the World Snooker Tour and in different WPBSA ruled occasions till the conclusion of the listening to or hearings and the willpower of this matter,” an announcement learn.
“This matter shall be referred to a proper listening to earlier than an Unbiased Disciplinary Tribunal that may happen at a venue and on a date to be confirmed.”
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