40-year-old former world snooker champion Stuart Bingham has been charged by the WPBSA after breaching the betting rules.
Bingham himself admitted that he broke the rules made by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) by betting on matches and also admitted that some other names were also involved. The current number three is now awaiting the results of hearing:
“This was just a case of me not being clear on the rules,” Bingham was quoted by BBC.
“I did not know I was not allowed to bet on other players’ matches. I thought it was just my own I could not bet on, and I have never done that.
“I have nothing to hide on the matter and have co-operated fully with the investigation and I now await the outcome.”
The WPBSA, however, stated that there has not been any manipulation in any of the game, and the report further states that back in December 2016, the British player was informed that he will be investigated by Nigel Mawer, the chairman of the WPBSA’s disciplinary committee.
A WPBSA statement read:
“Following an investigation into an alleged breach of the WPBSA betting rules by Stuart Bingham, a decision has been taken today that there is a case to answer.
“The matter has now been referred to the WPBSA disciplinary committee where a formal hearing will take place at a venue and date to be confirmed.”
Back in January, Alfie Burden was given a six-month ban and was fined £5,000 for placing bets totalling £25,000 on matches, including his own.