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Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng match-fixing: Cheats should be banned for life – Williams

China’s Cao Yupeng has been banned from snooker, alongside compatriot Yu Delu Snooker players caught match-fixing or involved in gambling in the sport should be “banned for life”, says world champion Mark Williams. China’s Yu Delu has been banned for more than 10 years and compatriot Cao Yupeng for six years. Three and a half years of his sentence are suspended. “If a life ban is here for everyone to see and they get caught, they know what is coming,” said Welshman Williams. Six-time world champion Steve Davis said the…

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China’s Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng banned for match-fixing

(Reuters) – Chinese snooker players Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng have been handed lengthy bans after being found guilty of match-fixing, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said on its website here on Saturday. Yu was banned for 10 years and nine months for manipulating the outcome of five matches over a 2-1/2 year period in what the WPBSA described as “deliberate and premeditated corruption to secure substantial financial gain”. Yu, who was ranked world number 43 when the charges were made in May, will serve the longest…

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Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng match-fixing: Chinese pair banned in snooker corruption scandal

China’s Yu Delu has been banned from snooker for 10 years and nine months after a major match-fixing inquiry. His compatriot Cao Yupeng also pleaded guilty to fixing, and was banned for six years although three-and-a-half years of his sentence are suspended. Suspicious betting patterns in numerous matches were investigated over two years in one of the sport’s biggest corruption scandals. They are the first Chinese snooker players to be banned for cheating. Yu, who manipulated the outcome of five matches over a two-and-a-half year period, will serve the longest…

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