Lee banned for 12 years after match-fixing verdict

STEPHEN Lee has been banned from playing any World Snooker event for 12 years after being found guilty of match-fixing. The ban, which is the biggest punishment handed out in the history of the sport, effectively ends Lee’s snooker career given he will be aged 50 when the suspension expires. The 38-year-old was found guilty…

Lee found guilty of match-fixing

STEPHEN Lee has been found guilty of match-fixing charges by the World Professional Snooker and Billiards Association. The verdict comes after Lee, a five times ranking event winner, faced a disciplinary tribunal hearing in Bristol last week following charges over seven matches played in four tournaments between 2008 and 2009 – charges the 38-year-old denied. His…

Lee set to face match-fixing hearing

STEPHEN 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…

Snooker chiefs reject Lee’s suspension appeal

STEPHEN Lee’s appeal against his suspension from the game has been rejected by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). Lee was suspended earlier this month after his Premier League match against John Higgins was under investigation over suspicious betting patterns. Lee was already being investigated following match-fixing allegations made back in 2010. The dismissal…

Lee suspended as betting probe is launched

STEPHEN Lee has been suspended by snooker’s governing body amid an investigation into suspicious betting patterns in his match against John Higgins at Malvern on Thursday. The world-number-seven has been banned from all competitions by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association less than 24 hours after his 4-2 loss to the four-times world champion in…

Superb Lee is crowned PTC champion

STEPHEN LEE claimed his first world ranking title in six years beating Neil Robertson to lift the PTC Grand Finals trophy. The Wiltshire man, whose last title success came at the Welsh Open in 2006, beat the Australian and former world champion 4-0 in the final in Galway, Ireland to pick up the winning trophy and…