World Snooker's governing body has now reviewed evidence provided by the Strathclyde Police over allegations of suspicious betting on a match between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett in 2008.

The WPBSA's findings agree that there was suspicious betting activity on this match by people outside of the sport and this required a detailed investigation by Strathclyde Police. However, there is no evidence to suggest that either player was involved in fixing the scoreline and therefore no regulatory action will be taken by the governing body against the players.

WPBSA Chairman, Jason Ferguson, said: "This investigation has been ongoing since 15 December 2008 and I am pleased to see this matter closed."

 

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It's about time that Stephen and Jamie were fully cleared of the charges. It has been over two years since this case first appeared and has cast a shadow over these two great Scottish players ever since. But last month the police dropped the case against the two and shortly after the WBPSA have followed. Hopefully now it will boost their confidence and allow them to focus on the baize once again.