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WPBSA Statement – Leo Fernandez

As a result of suspicious betting patterns reported to the WPBSA on the match between Leo Fernandez and Gary Wilson that was played at the World Championship Qualifiers at Ponds Forge Sheffield on 6th April 2016, Nigel Mawer, the Chairman of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee launched an investigation supported by the International Centre for Sports Security and the Sports Betting & Integrity Unit at the UK Gambling Commission.

The available evidence has been considered and in accordance with the Disciplinary Rules, he has decided that there is a case for Leo Fernandez to answer in relation to a breach of the WPBSA Members Rules, Betting Rules.

The case will be heard at a formal hearing of the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee on a date to be arranged.

Jason Ferguson, the Chairman of the WPBSA has taken the decision to suspend Leo Fernandez from competing on the World Snooker Tour until the conclusion of the hearing or hearings and the determination of his case.