Snooker: Authorities drop match-fixing case

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The Scottish Crown Counsel has found insufficient evidence to justify a criminal prosecution following an investigation into the 2008 UK Championship match between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett.

World Snooker was alerted by bookmakers to unusual betting patterns before the match on 15 December 2008, with large sums being staked on the match finishing 9-3. Both players denied any wrongdoing. Strathclyde Police sent their report on the case to the Scottish Crown Counsel, but it has now been decided there is insufficient evidence to support a successful conviction.