The snooker participant Mark King has been suspended from the World Snooker Tour amid an investigation into abnormal having a bet patterns. The allegation issues King’s 4-0 defeat to Joe Perry in remaining month’s first spherical of the Welsh Open.
A observation from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association learn: “WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson has as of late taken the verdict to droop Mark King from attending or competing at the World Snooker Tour with quick impact.
“This follows an preliminary investigation of abnormal having a bet patterns reported to the WPBSA at the event between Mark King and Joe Perry on the Welsh Open on thirteenth February 2023.
“The suspension will stay in position till the realization of the investigation or any next fees that can or will not be introduced. Mark King has the proper to attraction this determination.
King’s most effective score identify got here on the 2016 Northern Ireland Open after defeating Barry Hawkins 9-8, whilst his international score peaked in 2002 at No 11. He lately lies 57th at the one-year record.
His suspension follows the ones since October of 10 Chinese avid gamers, together with the former main champions Zhao Xintong and Yan Bingtao, on fees associated with match-fixing and having a bet on snooker. Their listening to starts on 24 April, the midpoint of this yr’s international championship.