JOE JOGIA has been suspended from the World Snooker tour, it has been announced tonight.
His suspension follows an investigation from World Snooker’s disciplinary panel into irregular booking patterns in Jogia’s Sky Snooker Shootout defeat to Matthew Selt in January.
Jogia will have to answer to the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee at a formal hearing in Bristol on July, 25 2012. His suspension will remain in place until the conclusion and determination of the hearing.
Earlier this evening World Snooker gave this statement
“As a result of the reported unusual betting patterns on the match between Matthew Selt and Joe Jogia that was due to take place at the Sky Snooker Shootout at Blackpool on Saturday 28th January 2012, Nigel Mawer, the Chairman of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee launched an investigation.
“The available evidence has been considered and in accordance with the Disciplinary Rules, he has decided that there is a case for Joe Jogia to answer in relation to a breach of the WPBSA Members Rules, Betting Rules.
“The case will be heard at a formal hearing of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee in Bristol on 25th July 2012.
“Jason Ferguson, the Chairman of the WPBSA has taken the decision to suspend Joe Jogia from competing on the World Snooker Tour. This suspension will remain in place until the conclusion of the hearing or hearings and the determination of this matter.”