Two professional Chinese snooker players have been banned for life and eight others suspended
The punishment is the latest crisis to engulf professional sports in China which has seen a host of match-fixing scandals across multiple disciplines in recent years.
Snooker, which shares many similarities with the US game of pool, is a two-person sport played on a large, green table using cues.
The scandal represents a major setback for Chinese snooker, which has been producing a growing number of high-calibre players, and follows recent corruption scandals involving the country’s domestic football and basketball competitions.
But [the] managing director of S2M Consulting, a sports events company that specialises in China, said rather than viewing it as an uptick in corruption, it should be seen as an improvement in the policing of sport.