Lee set to face match-fixing hearing

Stephen LeeSTEPHEN Lee is to attend an independent disciplinary hearing on Monday (September 9) over allegations into match-fixing.

The suspended star, who has not played a main tour match since October last year, denies the allegations which centre over seven matches in four different tournaments between 2008 and 2009.

In October last year the Crown Prosecution Service announced Lee would face no criminal proceedings over match-fixing allegations which led to the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) starting its own investigation led by Nigel Mawer, the chairman of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee.

Lee was suspended after his PartyPoker.com Premier League clash against John Higgins in Malvern last year after suspicious betting patterns over the game were discovered – a separate investigation was then carried out by the WPBSA.

But in April the case was dropped by the governing body who still kept Lee on suspension as his original case (over matches in 2008/09) was still under investigation.

Lee, who was ranked eighth in the world at the time of his suspension, faces charges over matches played in the 2009 World Snooker Championship, the 2009 China Open, the UK Championship in 2008 and in the Malta Cup of the same year.

Sport Resolutions UK will lead the case after World Snooker said in a statement released earlier this year that Lee had a case to answer for.

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