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SNOOKER: Lee waits on hearing verdict
7:24pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
TROWBRIDGE snooker star Stephen Lee must wait to learn his fate after an independent disciplinary hearing into alleged rule breaches concluded today.
The chairman of the hearing, convened by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), reserved judgment following three days of discussion.
A statement released by WPBSA this afternoon read: "The Stephen Lee hearing concluded today. Adam Lewis QC, chair of the independent disciplinary hearing, has reserved judgment and will deliver his finding in due course."
Lee, the former world number five, has won five ranking tournaments in a 20-year career but was placed under suspension last October.
The WPBSA announced in February Lee had a "case to answer" over alleged breaches of rules of the association in eight matches spread across four tournaments: four played at the 2008 Malta Cup, two at the 2008 UK Championship, one at the 2009 China Open and one at the 2009 World Championship.
The WPBSA, which has not detailed the specifics of the case, said it had examined information provided by the Gambling Commission, West Midlands Police and third parties in relation to the allegations.
Lee, 38, is determined to return to the main tour and has protested his innocence.
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