The following statement has been released by the News of the World after the verdict in his ‘match fix’ tribunal.
Further to this, Barry Hearn, chairman of World Snooker told the News of the World: “It has been a difficult couple of months for snooker and an episode from which we need to learn lessons.
“The News of the World’s investigation will help us to clean up the sport. We will be reviewing the rules and regulations regarding betting and hope to put in place changes, including setting up a new integrity unit in the next couple of weeks, that will act as a powerful deterrent to any player, manager or agent that seeks to behave improperly.
“I appreciate the tribunal acted in an independent and professional manner and reviewed all the evidence. I agree entirely with their findings. It is now time for snooker to move on.”
This coverage is also carried on the News of the World’s own website.