Stephen Lee's appeal against 12-year snooker ban dismissed

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Trowbridge snooker player Stephen Lee has had the second part of his appeal against his 12-year ban from the sport dismissed.

The hearing for the second part of Lee's appeal against the ban concluded on Monday, with the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) announcing that a decision was expected later this week.

Lee, of Birch Gardens, Hilperton, was given the ban last September after being found guilty of seven charges of match-fixing dating back to 2008 and 2009.

The 39-year-old, a former world number five, has continually protested his innocence.

His two-part appeal began with him challenging the use of Adam Lewis QC as chair of the independent disciplinary tribunal that heard the case and, in February, Lee was unsuccessful in that instance.

In the second part of the appeal, he challenged the finding, sanction and the costs order of £40,000 imposed by Adam Lewis QC in September 2013.

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