AN EIGHTH Chinese language snooker participant has been suspended as a part of an ongoing match-fixing probe.
The World Skilled Billiards and Snooker Affiliation (WPBSA) introduced at present that Chen Zifan could be briefly banned “from attending or competing on the World Snooker Tour with instant impact”.
The choice is a part of an “ongoing investigation into allegations of manipulating the result of matches for betting functions”.
World No.93 Zifan, 27, performed on the English Open in the Essex city Brentwood final week.
He misplaced in the primary spherical to Ali Carter.
The suspension stays in place “till the conclusion of the investigation or any subsequent costs which will or will not be introduced”.
He does have the appropriate to attraction.
The game has been in disaster ever since Yan Bingtao – winner of the Masters in 2021 – was barred by the governing physique from WST competitions.
Liang Wenbo is a former English Open winner.
And he was first hit with a brief ban on October 27 for “allegations of misconduct”.
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And earlier this month, world No.41 Lu Ning, Li Hold, Zhao Jianbo, Bai Langning and Chang Bingyu have been additionally suspended.
That was following “allegations of manipulating the result of matches for betting functions”.
WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson has vowed to clampdown on any cheats who’re discovered responsible of fixing snooker matches.