Leo Fernandez gets 15 month ban from snooker and ordered to pay £2000 in costs over corruption allegations from the 2016 world championship qualifiers in Ponds Forge Sheffield.
Another snooker suspension has come into the media domain today as Leo Fernandez makes an admission to breaching the 188.8.131.52 membership rules which involved corruption within the sport.
The initial allegation was made by WPBSA where suspicion arose at the world snooker championship qualifiers in Ponds Forge Sheffield. The allegation was related to betting made by Leo Fernandez making the first foul in the first frame of the match against Gary Wilson.
Leo Fernandez has fully admitted to these corruption allegations and after the official hearing, has received a suspension from the sport for 15 months. Leo has also vowed to assist the WPBSA in their future work against corruption in snooker. Additionally Leo has been asked to pay for costs involved which total £2000.
The WPBSA say they are committed to diciplining those found to be match fixing or taking part in any kind of corruption within snooker.
Jason Ferguson, chairman of the WPBSA said “Leo Fernandez had just qualified to play on the WSL tour this season as a full professional and by his actions he has thrown away this opportunity”.