Snooker: British player Stephen Lee handed 12-year ban, fine, for match-fixing
LONDON (REUTERS) - British snooker player Stephen Lee was handed a 12-year ban on Wednesday after being found guilty of match-fixing.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said in a statement that the former world number five had been barred from playing until Oct 12, 2024.
He was also ordered to pay 40,000 pounds (S$80,250) towards costs.
Lee, 38, denied the allegations, which relate to seven matches played in 2008 and 2009, and has the right to appeal the sentence.