World number 3 Stuart Bingham has admitted to breaching the sport’s betting rules following an investigation into his conduct.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has announced the 2015 world champion has “a case to answer” and will appear before a formal hearing to the governing body’s disciplinary committee.
It relates to bets placed on snooker in contravention of the WPBSA Betting Rules. However there is no suggestion of any match manipulation or corruption in this case.
Bingham admitted he was not “clear of the rules”.
On his website, he said: “This was just a case of me not being clear on the rules.
“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.
“I have nothing to hide on the matter and have cooperated fully with the investigation and I now await the outcome.”
A statement, published on World Snooker’s website, says a date and time for the hearing has yet to be confirmed.