Jamie Jones suspended by World Snooker over match-fixing allegations

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Jamie Jones has been suspended over allegations of match-fixing.

The Welshman, ranked 39th in the world, is accused of being involved in fixing the outcome of a match between two other players, David John and Graeme Dott, on 29 September 2016.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said in a statement today that the 30-year-old has “a case to answer” following an investigation into the match. He has been suspended from the World Snooker Tour with immediate effect.

Jones is accused of being “party to, or facilitated the manipulation” of the match at Preston’s International Championship Qualifiers, in which Dott claimed a 6-1 victory against John.

John was one of three players suspended in May following an investigation.