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Welsh snooker player Jamie Jones suspended after alleged betting breaches

Wales Online logo Wales Online 11/10/2018 Ben James
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Welsh snooker player Jamie Jones has been suspended from the World Snooker Tour for alleged breaches of betting rules.

The 30-year-old is alleged to have been party to, or facilitated the manipulation of, the outcome of David John's match with 2006 world champion Graeme Dott in September 2016.

Following a WPBSA investigation, Jones will be suspended from the World Tour with immediate effect - with the suspension in place until the conclusion of the hearing and the determination of this matter. The Welshman has the right to appeal.

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The suspension bars Jones from attending World Snooker Tour events as well as competing.

The WPBSA stressed in their statement that no matches played by Jones are under suspicion in this matter.

The match in question saw Welshman John lose 6-1 to Dott at the International Championship Qualifiers in Preston.

This comes just over a month after Jones, currently ranked 40 in the world, recorded his first official maximum break of 147 on the Tour at the Paul Hunter Classic.

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