Snooker: Jamie Jones Suspended Over Alleged Match-Fixing

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Snooker player Jamie Jones has been suspended over claims he was engaged with match-fixing.

The 30-year-old is blamed for being a piece of an arrangement to settle the result of a match between individual Welshman David John and Graeme Dott in 2016.

Previous snooker professional John was suspended in May.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said world number 39 Jones has a case to answer and will now confront a formal hearing.

There is no recommendation of bad behavior against Dott or that matches including 2012 World Championship quarter-finalist Jones are under doubt.

Dott beat John, who lost his tour card last season, 6-1 at the 2016 International Championship qualifiers in Preston.

Jones was all set to play against China’s Zhao Xintong in a qualifying round counterpart for the International Championship in China on Friday.

He achieved the last 16 of the current year’s World Championship, returning from 8-5 down to beat 2005 world champ, Shaun Murphy 10-9 in the first round in Sheffield yet lost 13-5 against Kyren Wilson in the last 16.

Jones was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 World Championship and 2016 UK Championship.

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