Irish snooker amateur John Sutton charged with breaching betting regulations
Ireland's John Sutton has been charged with match-fixing over a 6-0 defeat to Jamie Burnett last September.
The amateur snooker player has been suspended from competition pending a disciplinary hearing after suspicious betting patterns were reported in relation to his international championship match with Burnett last year.
The WPBSA released a statement today in which chairman Jason Ferguson addressed the matter.
"John Sutton is not a WPBSA member or current tour card holder. He is an amateur player who gained access to some events through our open qualifying structure.
"He was bound by the WPBSA rules as a condition of accepting his invitation to play in this event.
"Under our policy for the global governance of the sport, we treat any potential breach of our betting rules very seriously and I have taken the decision to suspend John Sutton from competition.
"This suspension will remain in place until the conclusion of the hearing or hearings and the determination of this matter."