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Updated: September 25, 2013 16:06 IST

Stephen Lee handed 12-year ban for match-fixing

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England's snooker player Stephen Lee has been banned for 12 years for match fixing. File Photo
The Hindu England's snooker player Stephen Lee has been banned for 12 years for match fixing. File Photo

Snooker player Stephen Lee has been banned for 12 years after being found guilty of match-fixing.

The 38-year-old Englishman was found guilty of seven fixing charges by an independent tribunal last week, and the sanction was handed down on Wednesday.

Once ranked No. 5 in the world, Lee allegedly fixed matches at the 2008 Malta Cup, the 2008 U.K. Championship, the 2009 China Open and the 2009 world championship.

It’s the biggest case of match-fixing in snooker since Australia’s Quinten Hann was suspended for eight years in 2006.

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