Sport in Short: Snooker

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The Independent Online
THE World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association last night decided that Alex Higgins's disciplinary hearing should not be heard by Gavin Lightman QC. Lawyers for Higgins had challenged the appointment of Lightman, who had previously banned the player for a year and stripped him of his world ranking points. The board provisionally arranged the hearing for 4 to 6 August. Higgins faces a number of charges relating to his game against Stephen Hendry in the UK Open at Preston in November.