Snooker pro given suspended ban


Alfie Burden has been fined £5,000 and given a six-month suspended sentence, by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), for breaking betting rules.

The 40-year-old, who turned professional in 1994, was found to have placed approximately 50 bets with an online company between September 30, 2006 and February 4, 2010.

These included five of his own matches where he backed himself to win as part of an accumulator.

The WPBSA also found Burden had placed 36 bets on snooker matches with another online betting operator between July …

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