Snooker: Fresh betting inquiry for Lee

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The Independent Online

The world No 7 Stephen Lee has been suspended by snooker's world governing body, the WPBSA, pending the results of a new investigation into suspicious betting patterns.

Lee, who was last week informed he would not face criminal charges over match-fixing allegations dating back to 2010, lost a Premier League match 4-2 against John Higgins on Thursday night.

A WPBSA statement read: "It would not be appropriate for Stephen Lee to continue to compete on the World Snooker Tour during investigations."