Snooker: Stephen Lee appeals against record 12-year ban
LONDON (AFP) - England's Stephen Lee has appealed against his 12-year ban from snooker for match-fixing, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) announced Wednesday.
Lee, the former world number five, had repeatedly insisted upon his innocence of match-fixing charges relating to seven matches in 2008 and 2009.
He was banned last month by an independent tribunal headed by leading English sports lawyer Adam Lewis and Lee's appeal was widely anticipated.
"The WPBSA has received notice of appeal from solicitors representing Stephen Lee," the world governing body said in a statement issued on Wednesday.