Snooker: Jamie Jones Suspended Over Alleged Match-Fixing
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.
‘IF’ what I am being told by those who know him is true. I think it’s a bit out of order of the WPBSA to link Jamie Jones to match fixing rather than simply failing to report something he knew about that someone else did. Should really link it only to what is being investigated.
— snookerbacker 🗣️ (@snookerbacker) October 11, 2018
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.
— CJV Autographs Ltd (@CJVAutographs) October 11, 2018
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.
Lets get one thing straight that hedding is misleading. Jamie Jones has not been suspended because of Match fixing. they have suspended because Someone has named him that he knew about it. under WPBSA Rules Jamie should have told someone if he knew and he didnt.
— E JONES (@wildey_1) October 11, 2018
#JamieJones– Famous #Snooker Player has been suspended for his involvement in #MatchFixing. He was basically a part of plan to fix the outcome of the match between fellow Welshman David John and Graeme Dott in 2016. pic.twitter.com/pxso9RRXTb
— National Sports Arabia (@NationalSports_) October 11, 2018
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